YORK company Belt Up Theatre present the premiere of their relentlessly fast-paced reincarnation of Aeschylus’ classic trilogy, The Oresteia, in The Studio at York Theatre Royal, from Tuesday to Saturday.

A terrible curse runs deep through a family’s blood as a young man, the fruit of poisoned loins, avenges his father’s death by slaying his mother. Now, from beyond the grave, he will feel her wrath. The Furies have been unleashed.

Adapted by company directors Dominic J Allen and James Wilkes, the production promises to shed new light on this ancient tale.

This young company, steadily building up a reputation for no-holds-barred audience interaction and ruthlessly non-purist attitudes to the classics, returns to its York home after award-winning success at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A nightmarish concoction of physical theatre, mime and puppetry, Allen and Wilkes’ production promises to be a dark and twisted experience.

“The Fates and the Furies warmly invite you to hear the tale of the blood curse of the house of Atreus. Sit back and listen in the comfort of your seat… while you can”, they say.

Belt Up Theatre are the company that brought you A Clockwork Orange in The Studio and the Edinburgh Fringe hit success, The Red Room, which featured adaptations of Women Of Troy, Volpone and Tartuffe.

Evening performances of The Oresteia start at 7.45pm, complemented by a 3pm matinee on Saturday, February 14.

• For tickets, phone 01904 623568 or at yorktheatreroyal.co.uk