The live stream reading of the commissioned piece by  Marina Carr, forms part of the theatre’s programme for Spring.

Taking place on the 5th March, the live streamed reading of Girl On An Altar is set to star Adjoa Andoh (Clytemnestra), Ayesha Antoine (Cassandra), Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Cilissa), Finbar Lynch (Aegisthus), Joseph Mydell (Tyndareus), Patrick O’Kane (Agamemnon).

The piece is a retelling of the  ancient myth of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon.

A girl child is sacrificed on an altar for the wind to change so the Achaeans can sail to Ilium. Her father Agamemnon is to blame. Following his return ten years later, his wife Clytemnestra wants justice for her daughter.

Meanwhile, the theatre has also announced Kiln Collaborations, a series of online panel discussions from leading industry figures.Taking place on the 24th February and the 11th March, the series will feature discussions with Ayesha Antoine, Polly Bennett, Kinnetia Isidore, Tony Jayawardena, Shelley Maxwell, Coral Messam, Tom Piper, Kiln Associate Directors Taio Lawson and Susie McKenna and Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham. The panels will also discuss current difficulties facing freelancers and how to plan and prepare for the future. Both events are free and will be via Zoom.

In additional news, the theatre has also confirmed the appointment of Tom Piper as Kiln Theatre’s first Associate Designer and recruitment is now live for brand new scheme Kiln Resident Assistant Designer which sees the creation of two opportunities for early career designers.

Talking about the news, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham said: “As we continue to work on reopening it is important we keep finding ways to connect with our communities. It is wonderful to have the opportunity to embed Tom into the organisation, advocating for freelancers and to add a Resident Assistant Designer into our team. These are firsts for Kiln and we couldn’t do it without the support of Backstage Trust. It is vital in these difficult times that we continually look at how to support and engage with the pathways into theatre careers.”

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