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Oedipus

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Sophocles 

  • Setting

    Thebes

  • Synopsis

    The people of Thebes look to Oedipus to lift a terrible curse from them and their city. He consults the oracle and learns that he must root out the late king’s murderer. But his relentless interrogation of one man after another leads inexorably, and in the space of a single day, to his own savage conclusion.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    25

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Chorus Steve Shaw
Teresius Alan Howard
Jocasta Clare Higgins
Oedipus Ralph Fiennes
Priest David Burke
Creon Jasper Britton
Shepherd Alfred Burke
Messenger Gwilym Lee
Chorus Derek Barnes
Chorus Patrick Brennan
Chorus Edward Clayton
Chorus Sam Cox
Chorus Russell Dixon
Chorus Darren Fox
Chorus Richard Freeman
Chorus Neil McCaul
Chorus Paul McCleary
Chorus Seymour Matthews
Chorus Stanley Page
Chorus Steven Page
Chorus Christopher Saul
Chorus Robert Willox
Boy with Teresias Reece Beaumont
Children Polly Dartford
Children Otto Farrant
Children Theo Fewell
Children Francesca Marshall
Production Team  
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting Designer Neil Austin
Sound Designer Paul Groothuis
Movement Director Denni Sayers
Musical Director Derek Barnes
Staff Director Elly Green
Assistant Designer Mauricio Elorriaga
Design Associate Adam Taylor
Assistant Lighting Designer Tom Snell
Production Manager Diane Willmott
Assistant Production Manager Jonathon Yeoman
Stage Manager David Milling
Deputy Stage Manager Anna Hill
Assistant Stage Manager Ali Biggs
Assistant Stage Manager Ian Farmery
Costume Supervisor Rachel Dickson
Photography Catherine Ashmore
Literal translation by Kieran McGroarty
Props Ellie Smith

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Oedipus

  • Year

    2008

  • Published By

    Faber and Faber

  • Address

    3 Queen's Square
    London WC1N 3AU
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7465 0045

  • Email

    contact@faber.co.uk

  • Website

    www.faber.co.uk

  • ISBN

    9780571242238

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email

    info@casarotto.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION