The Bunker Trilogy returns this year after a sellout run at the Fringe in 2013. Agamemnon forms part of that trilogy; an intense and creative retelling of the Greek legend removed to the trenches of the First World War. The other parts are Morgana, inspired by Arthurian legends, and Macbeth, based on the Shakespeare play.

The magical and immersive performance is instantly engaging as the audience enters the bunker that we will share, in fairly cramped conditions, for the next hour. The uncomfortable seats are, however, soon forgotten and we are caught up in the drama of the scenes unfolding right in front of us.

The performances are brilliant, especially given the set up of the room and the fact that the same actors are performing each part of the trilogy in this room every day of the Fringe.

We left the studio after the performance, slightly dazed but thoroughly impressed.

The plays were created by company Jethro Compton Ltd, which also has another set of shows at the Festival this year, The Capone Trilogy.
Words: Diana Spencer

The Bunker Trilogy: Agamemnon, C nova, Jul 30 – Aug 25, 19:20

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