About Electra

Director Ian Rickson and Kristin Scott Thomas reunite to bring Sophocles’ tragedy to The Old Vic in the round, with a charged adaptation by Frank McGuinness of the classic drama of Electra and Orestes’ revenge on their father’s murderers. 

Electra is the princess of Argos, daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra. 

A few years after the Trojan War, Agamemnon has been murdered by Clytemnestra. Electra becomes consumed with her quest to avenge her father's death, and plots to kill her mother with her brother Orestes' help.

Electra Performance Dates & Times

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Important Information

Latecomers will NOT be admitted. There is no interval.

The Venue

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Where is Electra?

103 The Cut London SE1 8NB
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
  • Parking: Waterloo Station (4mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (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.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible