Electra - Old Vic Theatre

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Venue Information
Old Vic Theatre

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut

Seating Plan


(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.


Important Info: Latecomers will NOT be admitted. There is no interval.

The renowned Ian Rickson directs the famous actress Kristin Scott Thomas in the Old Vic Theatre’s Electra, with Frank McGuinness adapting the Sophocles classic and presenting a tale that London theatre audiences will flock to witness The production appears during an exciting season at the Old Vic, which will see Kevin Spacey appear in the production of Clarence Darrow, among other productions, and as a result it is a great time to head to the Waterloo venue and witness stand-out theatre beyond the West End.

The Greek tragedy has been enjoyed by audiences for more than 2000 years and tells an iconic tale of revenge at the hands of Electra and Orestes. Their father, Agamemnon, has been murdered and the duo takes it upon themselves to avenge his death, facing off against their mother, Clymnestra and their step father, Aegisthus. It is a complex tale, involving Orestes initially fooling Electra that he is dead himself, but it is the ultimate tale of revenge that continues to serve audiences worldwide.

Kristin Scott Thomas is no stranger to the London stage. Though she is better known for her film work (on both sides of the Channel), she has appeared in London in the likes of Old Times at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2013, The Seagull at the Royal Court Theatre in 2007, and As You Desire Me at the Playhouse Theatre in 2005, among others, winning a Laurence Olivier Award along the way. Audiences will immediately recognise her from English-language movies like The English Patient, Four Wedding And A Funeral and the recent Only God Forgives, though she has also appeared in French hits like crime thriller Tell No One.

Meanwhile, Ian Rickson is best known for his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre until 2006, with whom he directed the likes of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem and Krapp’s Last Tape. He has also directed west end shows like The Hothouse at the Harold Pinter Theatre, in addition to further acclaimed productions at other theatres around the capital.

Electra is at the Old Vic Theatre from Wednesday 1st October 2014 (with previews beginning on Saturday 20th September 2014).

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 19th December 2014
Booking Until: Friday, 19th December 2014
Important Info: Latecomers will NOT be admitted. There is no interval.
Show Status: production_closed
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