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The Bunker Trilogy – Agamemnon (Jethro Compton)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

‘Agamemnon’ tells a powerful tragic love story, adapted from the classic legend and expertly staged through the shell-shock induced delusions of Agamemnon, a soldier in 1918 who is far from family and in need of help. The bunker provides an intense, intimate setting that works very well with this new adaptation and brings the fraught emotional struggles of the characters to life. The show features excellent performances from the cast which along with the cleverly told plot and immersive staging makes for an engaging piece of theatre. Realism and moments of humour help bring authenticity to this Ancient Greek tale, yet there is a haunting sense of tragedy, madness and loss throughout.

C nova, until Aug 26, 8.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elspeth Rudd]