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Chorus

Agamemnon is a pop musician with a cult following and a deep secret in this radical reworking of Aeschylus's tragedy.

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Chorus

Date: 20 Jul 2019

In this new version of Aeschylus’s classic Greek tragedy, Agamemnon is a pop icon just returned home from her nine-month, round-the-world tour.

Rolling Stone described her as “like the second coming of Christ – if Christ was a crew-cut, queer, hot, vocal-virtuoso”.

Agamemnon has returned home to take care of unfinished business: dump her former partner Chris, grab her stuff and make off with her new flame, Kass.

But Chris has other ideas for their first night together in nine months, and was hoping for a kind of reconciliation – and at least the chance to process the unresolved grief he holds for the death of their son, Gene, less than a year ago.

Suddenly, memories that Agamemnon has tried so hard to keep buried begin to surface so vividly she could die. And she very well might.

Told by a lively chorus, Chorus is about the unending pressures on women to conform to certain roles — and the potentially tragic results when they break that mould.

Clemence Williams directs this world premiere of a radical reworking of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon written by Ang Collins. Ella Prince, Jack Crumlin, Chemon Theys, Eliza Scott, Madelaine Osborn and Nicole Pingon feature.

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