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Sophocles' Electra

4 Extra Debut. A classic tale of power and revenge in the Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Wight and Jack Lowden.

Kristin Scott Thomas stars in the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, in a new version by Frank McGuinness. This classic tale of power and revenge was originally performed in an acclaimed run at The Old Vic Theatre in London in Autumn 2014, with music composed by PJ Harvey. The stage production was directed by Ian Rickson.

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.

Electra was co-produced by The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions.

The Servant ..... Peter Wight
Orestes ..... Jack Lowden
Electra ..... Kristin Scott Thomas
Chorus ..... Julia Dearden
Chorus ..... Golda Rosheuvel
Chorus ..... Thalissa Teixeia
Chrysothemis ..... Liz White
Clytemnestra ..... Diana Quick
Aegisthus .... Tyrone Huggins

Music composed by PJ Harvey
Directed for radio by Ian Rickson
Produced for radio by Nadia Molinari

First broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2015.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Apr 2017 04:00


  • Sat 15 Apr 2017 06:00
  • Sat 15 Apr 2017 16:00
  • Sun 16 Apr 2017 04:00