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The Furies

Episode 3 of 3

The last play in Aeschylus's The Oresteia. Having avenged his father's death, Orestes finds he is pursued by the Furies. Can the gods Apollo and Athena stop the cycle of revenge?

The Oresteia: The Furies
By Aeschylus.
A new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The final play in Aeschylus's classic trilogy about murder, revenge and justice. Orestes has avenged his father Agamemnon by murdering his killer, his own mother Clytemnestra. Now the Furies, deities of revenge, are on his trail and baying for blood. Can the young gods Apollo and Athena stop this cycle of revenge?

BBC Concert Orchestra Percussionists: Alasdair Malloy, Stephen Webberley and Stephen Whibley
Sound design: Colin Guthrie.

1 hour, 25 minutes

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Sun 6 Sep 2015 22:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Writer Aeschylus
Adaptor Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Narrator Niamh Cusack
Alecto Polly Hemingway
Megaera Maureen Beattie
Tisophone Carolyn Pickles
Orestes Will Howard
Athena Chipo Chung
Apollo Joel MacCormack
Clytemnestra Lesley Sharp
The Pythia Priyanga Burford
Girl Carys Eleri
Judge Sean Murray
Musician Alasdair Malloy
Musician Stephen Webberley
Musician Stephen Whibley
Director Sasha Yevtushenko
Performer BBC Concert Orchestra

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