NT Live: Phèdre

NT Live: Phèdre

Poster for NT Live: Phèdre

From the National Theatre of London, Phedre will be shown on cinema screens as a live recording direct from the London play. More

Helen Mirren (The QueenState of Play) takes the title role in this savage play by Jean Racine, translated into free verse by the late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phedre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns alive and well, Phedre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.

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