Phaedra, a new play by Simon Stone, is a must-see for 2023

    Lyttelton, National Theatre, London, February 1-April 8


    In a house of glass, one must not throw stones.

    After years of fierce focus on her political career, Phaedra turns her attention to her personal life.

    The reappearance of her step-son shakes the foundations of her house and the beliefs that have underpinned her power.

    As buried lust and loneliness surge to the surface, Phaedra’s actions threaten to destroy everything she has built.

    Australian writer-director Simon Stone (Yerma, Young Vic) reimagines Seneca’s famous tragedy in this striking new play. Janet McTeer (Ozark) takes the title role, with Assaad Bouab (Call My Agent) making his London stage debut.


    Archie Barnes, Assaa Bouab, Paul Chahidi, Mackenzie Davis, Akiya Henry, John Macmillan, Janet McTeer, Sirine Saba

    Janet McTeer plays the title character in this story of lust, power and torment, starring alongside Assaad Bouab (who will be familiar to fans of Call My Agent and Apple TV’s Bad Sisters) in his London stage debut, as well as Paul Chahidi and Mackenzie Davis.


    Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees:
    £20, £36, £46, £56, £66, £86

    Friday & Saturday evenings:
    £20, £39, £49, £59, £69, £89

    Previews 1 & 2 February:
    £20, £25, £30,  £38, £47, £67

    Previews 3 – 8 February:
    £20, £25, £30, £40, £49, £69

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