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Phaedra(s) at the Barbican with Isabelle Huppert - 9 to 18 June

From 09/06/2016 at 19:45 to 18/06/2016 at 22:45

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. 

Phaedra burns with illicit desire for her stepson. But even in the closest physical proximity, her loved one remains as inaccessible as ever.

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. His new production is based on the complete text of Sarah Kane’s provocative Phaedra’s Love. Other content includes original material developed in collaboration with Lebanese-Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad and extracts from J M Coetzee’s novel Elizabeth Costello.

Approximately 3 hours including an interval - Age guidance 16+ (contains adult content and some violence) - Performed in French with English surtitles. 

Post-show talk on 14 June (free to same-day ticket holders). 

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27/05/2016 - powerjohn45 said :

So sexy, ''Isabelle''

28/04/2016 - macvkilic said : mark * * * * *

Im in love with Isabelle Huppert. She makes tragedy so artistic and beautiful.

22/04/2016 - michele.losse said :

J'aimerais beaucoup gagner ses billets, j'ai toujours aime ses films.

17/04/2016 - contact said :

Thank you for the tickets.

Kind regards,

09/04/2016 - myriam said :

Cela serait tellement sympa , merci


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