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If you love a bit of blood and guts in your stories then you can’t go wrong with a bit of Greek tragedy. Greek tragedies are full of all the sins in life and you can’t help but love them as a result; they’re like the original Game of Thrones. One of the longest and bloodiest of the bunch comes from Aeschylus and his vengeful trilogy The Oresteia. Concerning the end of the curse on the House of Atreus, it was originally performed at the Dionysia festival in Athens in 458BC. And it’s been griping audiences ever since.

Sunfest are taking on the monumental feat of performing all three parts: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides. Filled with mystery, intrigue, betrayal, murder and a whole bunch of mythical creatures, gods and goddesses that help and hider the heroes of the narrative, it’s a trilogy that also takes a deep look at social progress and justice, and the idea that you can love someone almost as much as you hate them.

Oresteia comes to Washington Arts Centre on Friday 8th May.

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