This Bloody House

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 to Saturday, 9 June 2018

Award-winning playwright Sean Riley's latest play for emerging adults is a modern retelling of The Oresteia – the epic trilogy from the classical Greek theatre canon  that charts the destruction of literature’s most dysfunctional family; Agamemnon and his wife Clytemnestra, and their children Electra and Orestes. 

Set somewhere in suburban Adelaide, a family rips itself apart in the time-honoured tradition of Greek tragedy.

In its classically staged form, The Oresteia runs a staggering five and a half hours, but  This Bloody House is an adrenalin-fuelled eighty minutes, reimagined and relocated in the dark underbelly of contemporary society.    In a world of violence, drugs, guns, and biker gang warfare, this family are now the most dangerous of criminal dynasties.  Brutal, retributive, and unforgiving, the plays are awash with familial rivalries, jealousies and revenge.

Performed by senior SAYarts students - it promises to be intense, funny, bleak, and memorable.

Directed by Connor Reidy – one of SAYarts’ finest emerging artists - and mentored by Sean Riley, This Bloody House is a funny, furious, blood-soaked exploration of the ultimate family from hell.



Adults $30 Conc $20, Students $11
75 minutes no interval

Zeus                   Harry Ollerenshaw
Agamemnon       Max Kowalick
Clytemnestra      Lucy Ormsby
Iphigenia            Bianca Pisani/Lucy Tinsley)
Electra               Penelope Skordos
Orestes             Sebastian Reyes-Hewitt
Aegisthus          Arjuna Ganesan
Leda                 Jasmine McWatters
The Furies        Lilly Wilkins, Connor Pullinger, Jack Chaplin

Written by Sean Riley
Directed by Connor Reidy
Costumes by Kim Liotta
Lighting Designed by Alex Hatchard
Drum chaos by Simon Possingham

Opening night: 
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 7 June 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, 8 June 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 9 June 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 9 June 2018 - 2:00pm

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