Electra at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Electra at Old Vic Theatre tickets

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Overview

Acclaimed director Ian Rickson reunites with Kristin Scott Thomas to bring an exhilarating version of Sophocles’ epic tragedy Electra to the stage, opening in the round at the Old Vic Theatre. In a charged adaptation by Frank McGuinness, Electra is the classic Greek drama that follows Electra and Orestes as they exact revenge after their father’s fateful death.

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.

Recommended for

Electra is the well-known Greek tragedy that promises a very bloody climax which may not be suitable for children. Please note that latecomers will absolutely not be admitted, and the production has no interval.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 12+

Dates and times

Running time: approximately 1hr 40 mins with no interval
Opened: 20 Sep 2014
Press night: 01 Oct 2014
Booking from: 21 Nov 2014
Booking until: 20 Dec 2014

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

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