Iphigenia in Tauris at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside

The Rose Playhouse in Bankside, London will present a new production of Iphigenia in Tauris by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in an English translation by Roy Pascal from 16 June to 4 July 2015.

The play, which is based on the Greek tragedy by Euripides, tells the story of Iphigenia and the curse of the Tantalid family. The daughter of Agamemnon is in exile in Tauris, where she serves as priestess in the temple of Diana. Longing to return to her home country, she needs to make a crucial decision when her brother Orestes and his friend Pylades arrive at the island.

The cast will include Suzanne Marie, Ben Hale, James Barnes, Andrew Strafford-Baker and Alec Bennie with direction by Pamela Schermann, costume design by Gillian Steventon, lighting design by Petr Vocka, and sound design by Philip Matejtschuk.

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