Robert Icke’s productions of Oresteia and Hamlet are being revived in New York next year, starring Lia Williams and Alex Lawther respectively.
The Park Avenue Armory will stage both plays in repertory to “accentuate [their] themes of surveillance, justice and retribution”.
They will take place in the venue’s 50,000 sq ft Drill Hall, with a single British company performing across both.
Williams will reprise her Olivier-nominated role as Klytemnestra in Icke’s 2015 interpretation of the Greek tragedy, while Lawther will take the title role in Hamlet, which was played by Andrew Scott at the Almeida and in the West End and which also earned him an Olivier nomination in 2018.
The productions will make their North American premieres running for 11 weeks from June 2020.
The Armory’s 2020 season also includes a new work by Tony award-winning director and choreographer Bill T Jones, called Deep Blue Sea, and the first US performances of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s opera The Second Violinist, which premiered in 2017 in Galway.