Writer-Director Simon Stone (Yerma, Young Vic) reimagines Seneca’s famous Greek tragedy in a modern setting in this striking new play at National Theatre starring Janet McTeer (Ozark) in the title role.
After years of fierce focus on her political career, Phaedra turns her attention to her personal life, taking a fatal interest in her stepson whose reappearance shakes the foundations of her home. As Phaedra’s buried lust and her deep loneliness surge to the surface, her actions threaten to destroy everything she has built.
Critics have been full of praise for McTeer's performance describing her as "riveting" (The Independent), "magnificent" (Evening Standard) and "superb" (The Telegraph). Similarly, Simon Stone has also been praised for his ingenious and distinctive transformation of an ancient work with The Time exclaiming that "Simon Stone has rewired the millennia-old tragedy into a masterfully staged tale for the 21st century".
When & Where
WHEN: 1 February to 8 April
WHERE: National Theatre, Queens Walk, South Bank, SE1 9PX
TICKETS: £20 – £89
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