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Ustinov Studio

UK PREMIERE

Iphigenia

by Goethe, in a new translation by Meredith Oakes

21 September - 20 December 2011

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Iphigenia

Overview

In repertory with The Phoenix of Madrid and The Surprise of Love

The Greek fleet bound for Troy is becalmed. For the sake of a wind, Agamemnon, leader of the Greek forces, is persuaded that he must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. But as the priest raises his knife to slit the child's throat, the goddess Diana spirits her away.

Clytemnestra, Agamemnon's wife, believing her beloved daughter to be dead, slays her husband in revenge on is return from the Trojan wars. Their son, Orestes, avenges his father's death by killing his mother.

Now, years later, as Iphigenia, a prisoner of the temple of Diana, looks across the sea to Athens, longing to return home, her brother Orestes arrives to rescue her...

Goethe is the supreme genius of modern German literature. The Iphigenia story has occupied great creative minds through the ages from Euripides to Racine. This is the first time Goethe's Iphigenia will have been seen by a British audience.

 

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    4 Star Rating Telegraph

    4 Star Rating "THE USTINOV IS REBORN ... Ti Green's handsome design ... radiant moments" - The Times

    "Laura Rees ... a fantastic actor" - Guardian

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    The members of the Ustinov Studio Company are:

    Peter Bramhill, David Fielder, Christopher Hunter, Adam Jackson-Smith, Frances McNamee, Tom Mothersdale, Laura Rees, Samantha Robinson,Milo Twomey.
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    Directed by Laurence Boswell

    Designer: Ti Green

    Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod

    Sound Designer: Fergus O'Hare


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