In war, truth is the first casualty…

The 2010 production of AGAMEMNON took place at the Cambridge Arts Theatre on 13-16 October 2010, 2.30 and 7.45pm at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Directed by Helen Eastman, it featured a through-composed score by Alex Silverman.

4692 tickets were sold. There were accompanying schools talks on the first three days: Dr Jennifer Wallace, ‘Agamemnon and the Decisive Moment’, Prof. Simon Goldhill, ‘Language and Women in Aeschylus’, and Prof. Robin Osborne, ‘The Politics of the Agamemnon’. On the 17th there was an academic symposium to discuss Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and the 2010 production.

Production Team

  • Director: Helen Eastman
  • Assistant Director: Tom Adams
  • Composer: Alex Silverman
  • Musical Director (Chorus): Simon Jackson
  • Musical Director (Band): Simon Nathan
  • Designer: Neil Irish
  • Assistant Designers: Alexandra Ovtchinnikova, Tyfène Vally
  • Costume Design Assistants: Anna Reid, Jodie Routh
  • Lighting Designer: Neill Brinkworth
  • Assistant Lighting Designer: Giles Fleming
  • Lighting Operator: Edward Quekett
  • Company Stage Manager: Sam Clear
  • Deputy Stage Manager: Joe Hytner
  • Assistant Stage Managers: Francesca Balestrieri, Amy Cooper, Claudia Mair
  • Assistant Producer/Director’s Intern: Blake Palmer
  • Surtitles: Edith Hall
  • Surtitle Operator: Domini Hogg
  • Language Coaches: Anthony Bowen, James Diggle
  • Graphic Designer: Andrew Pontzen
  • Publicists: Lucia Prauscello, Lyndsay Coo, Emily Tesh
  • Production Manager: Ray Cross
  • Producer: Christopher Whitton


  • Violin: Emma Gait
  • Viola: Simon Nathan
  • Trumpet: Brendan Musk
  • Trombone 1: Ben Pennington
  • Trombone 2: Alan Cruickshank, Jon Douglas
  • Percussion: Ian Tindale
  • Choir: Marie Christie, Alexandra Davies, Victoria Griggs, Katya Kazakevich, Becky Richards


Katherine Jack


Jake Harders


Phoebe Haines


Geoffrey Kirkness


Sophie Crawford


Tadhgh Barwell O'Connor


Stephen Bailey


Alex Thompson


Katherine McDonald


Mairin O'Hagan


Andrew Brock


Daniel Unruh


This play was all ancient Greek to me. But I liked it.

If you don’t speak the lingo, it’s the soundworld of ancient Greek – awash with strange noises and rhythmic tides – that strikes you… By the end, I realised I’d been seized by the zeal of a proselyte. The only sadness is that I’ll have to wait another three years.

Padraig Bolton, Guardian

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