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Kristin Scott Thomas and director Ian Rickson reunite to bring Sophocles’ tragedy, Electra at The Old Vic in the round. Frank McGuinness delivers a charged adaptation of this classic tale of power and revenge.
Electra is bound by grief following the murder of her father Agamemnon, unwilling to forgive and consumed by a desire for revenge, her anger builds. On the return of her brother Orestes, Electra’s fury explodes without mercy, leading to a bloody and terrifying conclusion.
★★★★★ 'A kill-for-a-ticket triumph' Daily Telegraph
'Scott Thomas is exceptional in a sizzling show of sorrow and rage' The Times
★★★★★ 'Kristin Scott Thomas is excruciatingly good' The Independent
'Tremendously visceral and wholly uncompromising' Time Out
Kristin Scott Thomas’ television and film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, The English Patient, Gosford Park and most recently Only God Forgives. Theatre includes The Seagull (Royal Court and Broadway), Betrayal and Old Times all directed by Ian Rickson.
Ian Rickson’s directing credits include Mojo, Old Times, Betrayal and The Children’s Hour (West End), Hamlet (Young Vic), The Seagull (Royal Court and Broadway), and Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway).
The Electra cast also includes Amanda Drew (Chrysothemis), Jack Lowden (Orestes) and Diana Quick (Clytemnestra).
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Running time1 hour 40 minutes with no interval
Performance datesMonday 22 September to Saturday 20 December 2014. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday 3pm
Due to the intimacy of the auditorium in its current in-the-round configuration, and the nature of this production, it may not be possible to admit latecomers to the auditorium as it can be distracting for the audience and actors.
Captioned Performances: Sat 29 Nov at 3pm Audio Described Performance: Thu 13 Nov at 7.30pm