News: Oedipus Announced Details For West End Run

March 19, 2024
News: Oedipus Announced Details For West End Run

Today the dates and more details for the limited West End run of Oedipus have been announced. Robert Icke’s new adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy will run at the Wyndham Theatre from Tuesday 15th October, with previews from Friday 4th October 2024, until Saturday 4th January 2025.

The internationally renowned Mark Strong and Lesley Manville will play the roles of Oedipus and Jocasta, with full casting to be announced at a later date.

Also announced are Hildegard Bechtler (Set Design), Wojciech Dziedzic (Costume Design), Natasha Chivers (Lighting Design), Tom Gibbons (Sound Design), Tal Yarden (Video Design) and Julia Horan CDG (Casting Director).

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Mark Strong said today, “It’s an immense privilege to be returning to the West End in such incredible company – to take on this role opposite the incomparable Lesley Manville, and to reunite with Robert Icke, undoubtedly one of the great visionary directors currently on the world stage. Rob has brought the story bang up to date with the flair with which he approaches classic text, making his Oedipus a modern thriller for our times.”

Lesley Manville said today, “I’m very excited to return to the West End and take on the role of Jocasta in Robert Icke’s extraordinary adaptation of Oedipus. It’s my first time performing a Greek tragedy and my first time working with the brilliant Mark Strong. Lucky me.”

 Robert Icke said today, “I’m delighted to be bringing Oedipus to the West End, and am hugely looking forward to collaborating once more with the matchless Mark Strong and to get to work for the first time with the wonderful Lesley Manville.”

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