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VenueLyttelton (National Theatre)
Other spaces: Lyttelton Loft
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From4th June 2009
Opened11th June 2009
To27th August 2009
PricesFrom £10.00. To £42.50.
What is currently on at Lyttelton (National Theatre) (V374)


Racine, the French Shakespeare, tells the tale of tragic love. Passion overpowers reason for Phedre, who has fallen lustfully in love with her stepson. Her shameless attraction is forbidden, incestuous, unstoppable. The drama that unfolds is a delicate balance of poetic beauty and tragedy.
Author Jean Baptiste Racine

Archive :: production:T0456742536, play:S4581, venue:V374

Production details

Running time 2 hours with no interval

Special Performances

  • 22 Jul 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)
  • 11 Aug 09 Open Captioned (STAGETEXT)


Corporate Sponsor Coutts and Co
Producer National Theatre
Adapted by Ted Hughes
Director Nicholas Hytner
Design Bob Crowley
Lighting Paule Constable
Music Adam Cork
Performer Dominic Cooper (Hippolytus)
Performer Helen Mirren (Phaedra)
Performer Margaret Tyzack (Oenone)
Performer Portia Booroff (Ensemble)
Performer Chipo Chung (Ismene)
Performer Alexander D'Andrea (Ensemble)
Performer Wendy Morgan (Panope)
Performer Ruth Negga (Africa)
Performer Elizabeth Nestor (Ensemble)
Performer John Shrapnel (Theramene)
Performer Stanley Townsend (Theseus)
Performer Tristram Wymark (Ensemble)

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