Electra in a new version by Frank McGuinness

Old Vic, 2014


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.


Julia Dearden, Tyrone Huggins, Jack Lowden, Diana Quick, Golda Rosheuvel, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thalissa Theixeira, Liz White, Peter Wight
Jenny Bolt, Katy Brittain, Matthew Darcy, Cait Davis, Colin Haigh, Asha Reid

Director: Ian Rickson
Assistant Director: Audrey Sheffield
Design: Mark Thompson
Lighting: Neil Austin
Music: PJ Harvey
Sound: Simon Baker
Choreographer: Maxine Doyle

Photos by Johan Persson