National Theatre Live: Phedre

Rated NR 120 min.

Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns alive and well, Phèdre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.

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Official Site: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Director: Nicholas Hytner

Writer: Jean Racine and Ted Hughes

Cast: Dominic Cooper, John Shrapnel, Margaret Tyzack, Helen Mirren and Wendy Morgan

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