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ElectraKristin Scott Thomas reunites with Ian Rickson following their acclaimed partnership last year on the revival of Harold Pinter's 'Old Times' to star in Electra, the tragedy of Electra and Orestes's revenge on their father's killers, as written by Sophocles. Scott Thomas plays a strong lead in the Greek tragedy adapted by Frank McGuinness and directed by 'Jerusalem' director Ian Rickson. It's the latest stage performance for the actress who won an Olivier Award in 2009 for her role in The Seagull at the Royal Court and who starred in Old Times at the Harold Pinter Theatre last year opposite Rufus Sewell. The production clips along at a fair old pace (there's no interval to interrupt the drama) and the high drama is occasionally broken when Electra quips a sacastic aside. With all that mourning and wailing, those lighter moments work well as a relief from the sense of betrayal and anger that infiltrates the production.

 

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157 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Electra
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Old Vic Theatre, 103  The Cut      SE1 8NB
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event > Theatre > Adaptations
PRICING  £12-£67.50
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VENUE  Old Vic Theatre 
Based on the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray, a new stage musical of Groundhog Day will be given its world premiere at the Old Vic in 2016. Part of Matthew Warchus's inaugural season, who takes over from Kevin Spacey, the musical sees the creative team behind hit musical Matilda work together once again, with composer and lyricist Tim Minc... More about this event
 
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Old Vic Theatre, 103  The Cut      SE1 8NB
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event > Theatre
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VENUE  Old Vic Theatre 
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VENUE  Old Vic Theatre 
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