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The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on London's South Bank has announced the full cast for Rory Mullarkey’s new adaptation of The Oresteia, which will run at the venue from 29 August to 16 October 2015, with an official opening on 3 September.
The full cast will consist of Katy Stephens (Clytemnestra), George Irving (Agamemnon and Apollo), Branka Katic (Athena), Joel MacCormack (Orestes), Rosie Hilal (Electra), Naana Agyei-Ampadu (Cassandra). Adele Thomas will be directing, with set design by Hannah Clark.
Synopsis: "Before setting out for the Trojan War, King Agamemnon sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia. Many years later, when Agamemnon returns to his palace, his adulterous Queen Clytemnestra takes her revenge by brutally murdering him and installing her lover on the throne. How will the gods judge Orestes, their estranged son, who must avenge his father’s death by murdering his mother?"
Katy Stephens' recent theatre credits include the UK tour of 'The King’s Speech' and two productions at the Globe in 2014: 'Julius Caesar' and 'Doctor Scroggy’s War'.
George Irving is returning to the Globe after playing the title role in "Julius Caesar" last year. Other London theatre credits include 'Across Oka' (Royal Court, West End) and 'The Dying of Today' (Arcola).
Joel MacCormack's recent stage credits include 'Measure for Measure' at the Globe and 'Each Their Own Wilderness' at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, Surrey.