Krzysztof Warlikowski, Artistic Director of Warsaw’s Nowy Teatr, reconstructs classical plays with a radical fervour that puts his controversial work at the cutting edge of progressive European theatre. Passionate about the Greeks, he now turns to a mysterious queen – and her many incarnations. Basing his new production on the provocative text of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love and incorporating extracts from J M Coetzee’s novel Elizabeth Costello, he also introduces fresh material in collaboration with the gifted Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad.
Embodying one of Greek mythology’s most enigmatic characters, French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert makes a rare London appearance to play Phaedra, her story relocated to a modern world.
Performed in French with English surtitles
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