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The Bunker Trilogy – Agamemnon (Jethro Compton Productions)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

The experience of this ‘Agamemnon’ is completely immersive. From the instant the audience step into the venue they are transported to a world war one trench where the shells are crashing down and a gravely injured Agamemnon (James Marlowe) recalls his wife, Clytemnestra (Bebe Sanders), to a fellow soldier (Sam Donnelley). Where the play succeeds is in blurring the line between fact and fiction thanks to a well-crafted script and subtle, but devastating performance. The production’s greatest strength, however, is its ability to immerse the audience as much in the mind of Agamemnon as in the midst of war, even if this comes somewhat at the expense of characterisation. Ultimately, this production brings out the betrayal and bloodshed at the core of this enduring legend.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Charlotte Taylor]