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A Greek Tragedy Reignited
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When King Agamemnon had his daughter, Iphigenia, sacrificed so that he could sail to Troy in pursuit of war, he unsurprising fell out of favour with his wife, Clytemnestra. So much so, that upon Agamemnon's victorious return, she killed him in the bathtub.

It's fair to say not many mourned the King's death, all except that is for his other children, Electra and Orestes. Electra is filled with rage and a need for revenge, and it doesn't take much encouragement for her brother to feel the same way.

This mythological Greek tragedy by Sophocles has been brought back to the stage in a new production by director, Ian Rickson. The play is currently being performed at the Old Vic Theatre until the 20th December with tickets ranging from £10 - £55. It stars Kristin Scott Thomas, who previous credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park, and The Invisible Woman.
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Why? Fun at the theatre
When: Until 20th Dec
Phone: 0844 871 7628
Where: Old Vic Theatre
Cost: £10 - £55
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