Synopses & Reviews
This new adaptation of a classic play blends live music, text and movement. When a young Electras father is murdered by her mother, her world changes irrevocably. Ten years on, bound by grief and unwilling to forgive, Electra surrenders to an all consuming desire for revenge that propels her toward a bloody and terrifying conclusion.
Nick Paynes urgent new version of Sophocles Electra
is another in a long line of boundary breaking offerings
. Payne [is] one of our brightest new playwrights
Electra-fying"The Evening Standard
Poised and punchy”The Arts Desk
Paynes translation has a flinty seriousness
A punchy account of a classic play.”The Stage
dark, bloody, anguished
Paynes version, linguistically, is spare and simplified, with a graceful eloquence; quite stylised on the page, but completely natural in the mouths of the actors
” 4 starsExuent Magazine
Nick Payne's new version [has] the feel of a contemporary gangster movie
a tough modern version of the tragedy that has poetic moments and maintains pace throughout”British Theatre Guide
A bruising new adaptation of a classic from an award-winning playwright.