Character: Phèdre

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

Written by: Jean Racine

Venue: Royal National Theatre

Production Dates: June 11 - August 27, 2009

Genre: Tragedy

Phedre is a woman consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson. 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.

Script developed by Never Enough Design