Citizens Theatre Cancels This Week's Previews of 'THIS RESTLESS HOUSE' Trilogy
Instead, Citizens Theatre will preview Part 1: Agamemnon's Return on Friday 22 April and preview Part 2 & Part 3: The Bough Breaks & Electra and Her Shadow on Saturday 23 April.
All other performances will run as scheduled. The previews of Part 1 on Tue 26 April and Parts 2 & 3 on Wed 27 April will go ahead as scheduled.
Harris' plays tell the bloody saga of a family torn apart by a succession of murders and betrayals. First performed in 485 BC, today's audience will find that Dominic Hill's productions bring the universal themes of justice, revenge, loyalty, and the evolving relationships between teenagers and their parents to the fore in his trademark theatrical style.
Part 1: Agamemnon's Return
Ten years previously, Agamemon sacrificed his daughter to the gods in exchange for fair winds in battle. Now he returns victorious from war with Troy to face his family and the terrible consequences of his actions.
Part 2: The Bough Breaks
Electra's father, brother and sister are all dead or missing, and her beloved mother is inert with grief. An unexpected visitor opens her eyes to the truth behind her family's past, forcing Electra to come face to face with her parents' hideous flaws and driving her to an unthinkable act.
Part 3: Electra and Her Shadow
As Electra is forced to confront the reality of a crime against nature, her world as she knows it begins to crumble. The curse that has haunted the family for generations looks as though it will never end.
Part 1 of the trilogy is presented in one performance, with Part 2 and Part 3 presented as a double-bill.
Audiences can choose to see THIS RESTLESS HOUSE over two evenings, or immerse themselves in the trilogy in one day at one of the Citizens' special Trilogy Saturdays. A Trilogy Pass to see both instalments, either at a Trilogy Saturday or on different days is available for £30.
On Trilogy Saturdays, audiences will be able to attend special discussion events with members of the creative team to learn more about how this project has been brought to the stage. There will also be the option to pre-order a specially-selected meal box with a complimentary drink from the Citizens' bar to enjoy between the performances.
Citizens Theatre and National Theatre of Scotland present
THIS RESTLESS HOUSE
By Zinnie Harris
Adapted from Aeschylus' The Oresteia
Runs Friday 15 April - Sat 14 May 2016
Tickets (50p - £22.50) are on sale now and are available by calling the Citizens Theatre Box Office on 0141 429 0022 10am - 6pm Monday - Saturday, or by visiting the Citizens' website citz.co.uk.