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Young Vic in association with Headlong present


by Sophocles
in a version by Anne Carson


23 June - 3 July 2010


With no press night and no previews, Elektra will be an experience that we can't put a price on - which is why it's free.

You will still need a ticket to come to the show -
so book online today or call the Young Vic box office on 020 7922 2922.

The Maria

Show information

Running time: 1hr 20minutes (without an interval)

'One of the most idiosyncratic intelligences at work in contemporary literature.' The Guardian on Anne Carson

Entrapped by her grief and a burning sense of injustice, Elektra battles to find purpose in life after the murder of her father.

Will revenge bring her relief and freedom? Or will it continue to trap her family in an endless cycle of violence?

Director Carrie Cracknell blends movement, music and text in a haunting exploration of Sophocles' masterpiece.

'Carrie Cracknell's production is tense, swift and cruelly clear: great riches in a small space.' The Sunday Times on Hedda

Photo by Amy Masson


Saturday matinee (03 July): 3pm


Tickets: free (ticketed)

Early booking is advised.


Click here to find out more about the Young Vic's seating policy, and about what to expect when you arrive at the Young Vic.

Food & drink

The Cut Bar & Restaurant at the Young Vic serves an inspired mix of classic and original play-themed dishes create an exciting menu from fresh, free-range and organic ingredients. 

Visit The Cut Bar's website.

Creative team

Direction Carrie Cracknell
Dramaturg Ben Power
Design Holly Waddington
Light Guy Hoare
Music and sound Tom Mills
Choreography Aline David 

Cast includes

Nadia Cameron Blakey
Babou Ceesay
Amanda Hale
Brendan Hughes
Lydia Leonard
Tom Mison
Joseph Mydell
Cath Whitefield 

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