Ian Rickson and Kristin Scott Thomas reunite after the critically acclaimed Old Times to bring Sophocles’ terrifying Greek tragedy Electra to the Old Vic Theatre. Staged entirely in the round, Electra follows grief-stricken Electra and Orestes as they struggle to cope with the horrifying murder of their father, Agamemnon.
Grief-stricken after the horrifying murder of her father Agamemnon, Electra becomes entirely consumed by the thought of exacting revenge on her father’s killers. With no desire to forgive, Electra’s anger builds, and once her brother Orestes returns, Electra’s fiery fury explodes without mercy, leading to a bloody and terrifying conclusion.
Kristin Scott Thomas is an acclaimed actress, who most recently starred in Ian Rickson’s Old Times at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Further credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient, The Seagull and Betrayal. Scott Thomas is joined by Olivier Award winner Jack Lowden (Chariots of Fire, Ghost) as Orestes, Tyrone Huggins as Aegisthus, Liz White as Chrysothemis and Diana Quick as Clytemnestra. Additional cast members include Golda Rosheuvel, Julia Dearden, Thalissa Teixeira and Peter Wight.
Ian Rickson’s directing credits include Old Times, Mojo, Betrayal, The Seagull and Jerusalem amongst many others. Electra features design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Simon Baker, choreography by Maxine Doyle and music by PJ Harvey. Staged in the round at the Old Vic Theatre, Electra is the epic Greek tragedy that promises a horrifying climax, opening for a limited time in September until December 2014.
Sorry this show closed 20 December 2014, we recommend these similar productions.