Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Culture: Classic Tale of Love and Revenge; GREEK TRAGEDY Jonathan Carlile as Orestes, Elizabeth Hack as Electra and Kath Frazer as Clytemnestra

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Culture: Classic Tale of Love and Revenge; GREEK TRAGEDY Jonathan Carlile as Orestes, Elizabeth Hack as Electra and Kath Frazer as Clytemnestra

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A TRAGEDY of epic proportions will play out at the People's Theatre in Newcastle next week.

Its theatre group, never reluctant to take on the heavyweights, will present its version of Sophocles's Electra from Tuesday.

And the production will see a change in style for the theatre as well as a new talent.

Patsy Burn, 24, who has been a member of the theatre for 10 years, is making her solo directing debut with the company with the Greek classic.

She said: "When I first joined the theatre I was overwhelmed by how professional all of the work was and, at first, was desperate to perform in as many shows as possible. I really enjoyed being involved."

Electra, a Greek tragedy with all the classic ingredients of love, honour, family and bloody revenge, has proved a challenging piece to direct.

But Patsy, who has a degree in drama from Northumbria University and an MA in voice studies, enjoyed using her voice teaching skills.

"Like every Greek play, Electra uses a Greek Chorus which means a lot of work has been spent working on people's voices and physicality," she explained. …

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