The Libation Bearers and The Eumenides

by Aeschylus
Translated by Philip Vellacott

 

Tower Theatre, Canonbury
March 5th - 13th, 1971

Cast List

Prologue : Victor Meredith
Orestes, son of Agamemnon, King of Argos : Robin Allan
Pylades, his friend : Edward Hayman
Chorus of female servants of Clytemnestra : Barbara Waddell, Lyn Jones (leaders); Ann Rooney, Lorna Dodd, Maureen Seal, Julie Thompson
Electra, daughter of Agamemnon : Penny Kirkman
Servant of Clytemnestra : Terry Court
Clytemnestra, widow of Agamemnon : Susan Jones
Nurse of Orestes : Dorothy Fox
Aegisthus, Clytemnestra's paramour : John Field
Servant of Aegisthus : Tony Goodman
The Pythian Priestess : Denyse Macpherson
Apollo Loxias (also referred to as Phoebus) : Trevor Williams
Chorus of Furies, or Eumenides : Kaye Ellis, Dolly Wraight (leaders); Suzanne Doggett, Tony Goodman, Edward Hayman, Jackie Holyoake, Maggie Suarez, Christina Thornton
Pallas Athene : Doreen Shafran
Athenian citizens : Terry Court, Robin Cave, Peter Hartley, Danny McCarthy, John Field, Brian Saperia

The Libation Bearers
The Libation Bearers

The Eumenides
The Eumenides


 

The Libation Bearers
The Libation Bearers

The Eumenides
The Eumenides


Production Team

Director : Clyde Jones
Set and Costume Design : Frank Corkery
Lighting Design : Mike Dobbs
Assistant to the Director : Jane Elder
Music for the final chorus composed and conducted by Alan McCombie
Libation Bearers' dance arranged by Dolly Wraight
Prologue specially written for this production by Philip Vellacott

Stage Manager : Larry Baines
ASMs : Madeleine Hargreaves, Michael Edwards, Brian Saperia, Anne Raynor, Robin Cave, Ruth Buckingham
Sound : Peter Woodcock
Switchboard : Laurence Tuerk
Wardrobe : Marjorie Hogg, Julie Burgess, Anne Ashby, Anne Crowley
Properties made by Moyra Higginbottom, Colin Winter