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    Phaedra Tickets

    National Theatre - Lyttelton

    Janet McTeer stars in director Simon Stone’s (Yerma) thrilling new version of the epic Greek tragedy about lust, loneliness and power.

    The epic Greek tragedy reimagined

    Janet McTeer stars as tragic heroine Phaedra at the National Theatre, in a thrilling new production from Simon Stone (Yerma). The Greek tragedy is a compelling and fierce story of desire and power.

    Phaedra has spent years with a single-minded focus on her political career, but it is time to turn her attention to her personal life. When a figure from her past reappears, her entire belief system - the root of her power and success - is shaken to its core.

    Seneca’s famous tragedy is reimagined in a striking new play by writer-director Simon Stone, whose radical production of Yerma, starring Billie Piper, enthralled London audiences in 2016.

    Olivier Award winner Janet McTeer leads the cast of Phaedra in London. Her extensive credits include Ozark and Bernhardt/Hamlet. The cast also includes Assaad Bouab (Call My Agent) in his London stage debut, Paul Chahidi, and Mackenzie Davis.

    Lust and loneliness are a toxic, devastating cocktail in this must-see show. Book Phaedra tickets to experience a masterful new staging of a classic.

    Sorry this show closed 08 April 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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    Performance dates:
    07 Apr 2023 - 08 Apr 2023
    Running time:
    2 hours and 40 minutes including an interval.
    Age recommendation:
    No age recommendation has been set. See Audience Notes for content warnings.
    Audience Notes:
    This is a multilingual production with English subtitles. The show features strong language, sexual references and content, nudity, description of graphic violence and self-harm, depiction of suicide and periods of darkness in the auditorium.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    If it wasnt the closing night i would be going back again as soon as i could, the acting was bril... More

    The actors play in a box, essentially - perhaps a strange choice, but I got used to it. The set i... More

    Enthralling. Fantastic staging and acting, although the they do speak a bit too fast at some poi... More

    An excellent production. Fantastic acting, set design and direction. I can see why Janet McTeer... More

    We suffered from really poor sound at times so missed some viral moments. Overall a good producti... More

    Acting great -Janet McTeer very believable & whole cast good. Just didn’t like the direction havi... More

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