Electra, Mon 22 Sept – Sat 20 Dec @ The Old Vic
Kristin Scott Thomas and director Ian Rickson reunite to bring Sophocles’ tragedy to 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.
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), Betrayaland 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). Frank McGuinness’ plays include The Hanging Gardens, The Match Box, Observe The Sons Of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Speaking Like Magpies.