/ Orestes

By Jada Alberts & Anne-Louise Sarks
Director Anne-Louise Sarks

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 14 March – 26 April

    Elektra’s life is a mess. She’s stuck living with her mother, which is bad enough – it was her mother who murdered her father. Her stepfather is not much older than her and has all too happily taken her father’s position as king. And her sister doesn’t even care! She’s sided with their mother and taken up gardening like nothing ever happened.

    Elektra sent her little brother Orestes into exile when he was just 11. He was the next in line for her father’s throne and had to be protected from their stepfather. Nine years later he has come of age. Now he’s on way to the palace to join Elektra and take the ultimate revenge against their mother. There will be blood.

    Anne-Louise Sarks (Nora, Medea) has forged a remarkable series of shows by combining the full force of old tales with the uncanny familiarity of modern life. Here she teams with playwright Jada Alberts (Brothers Wreck) to create a spectacle of retribution, love, justice and power.

    Hunter Page-Lochard (Brothers Wreck) is the perfect contemporary Orestes; Katherine Tonkin the Elektra for our times. They are joined by Linda Cropper, Ben Winspear and Sydney Theatre Award nominee Ursula Mills.

    In this darkly funny play the ancient Greeks violently collide with a very modern royal family in a showdown for the ages.


    By Jada Alberts & Anne-Louise Sarks
    Director Anne-Louise Sarks
    Set Designer Ralph Myers
    Costume Designer Mel Page
    Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
    Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory
    Dramaturg Cristabel Sved
    Fight Director Scott Witt
    Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
    Assistant Stage Manager Brittany Jones
    Lighting Secondment Romy McKanna
    Stage Management Secondment Jennifer Parsonage


    Linda Cropper
    Ursula Mills
    Hunter Page-Lochard
    Katherine Tonkin
    Ben Winspear


    Production images by Lisa Tomasetti
    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman

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