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Classicists watch ‘must-see’ play Electra

Last Wednesday, 22 sixth form classicists had the pleasure of watching Sophocles’ Electra, showing at the Old Vic in London. Frank McGuinness’ version of this age old tragedy has been showered with critical acclaim, with both the Daily Telegraph and The Independent offering up five star reviews of the well renowned Kristin Scott Thomas and Olivier Award winning actor Jack Lowden.  185 more words

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Electra review (The Old Vic, Lambeth)

Trans. Frank McGuinness
Dir. Ian Rickson
The Old Vic
22nd September to 20th December 2014

Kristin Scott Thomas’s Electra is a prisoner in her own home, whom years of abuse have left sunken-eyed, thin, and nervous. 645 more words

Electra

On Wednesday (10/12) I visited Old Vic Theatre to watch Electra, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. To be frank, my expectations were quite high as I had read numerous dithyrambic reviews about the play and I quite admire Thomas’s work. 414 more words

Theatre

What does theatre mean to you?

Theatre, like any art form, is completely subjective. To some it’s a journey but to others it’s an experience not to be repeated. I’m a student and I’m fascinated by the growing trend of young people attending theatre productions in London. 708 more words

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THEATRE REVIEW: Electra, Old Vic

runs until 20 December

Part of the Old Vic’s season in the round, Electra is one of those theatrical events that we’ve been looking forward to for much of the year, with the exciting combination of a new translation by Frank McGuinness, acclaimed direction of Ian Rickson and the superb acting talents of Kristin Scott-Thomas that promised to bring this Ancient Greek classic to life once more. 542 more words

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Electra - Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre invited yesterday a group of members of Communities Living to see Electra with Kristin Scott Thomas.

Only one of the 7 members had been to the theatre to see plays, an another one, Patricia, had volunteered last year on Housed the COmmunity play organised by Old Vic New Voices. 59 more words

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A short review of Electra

I had the fortune to see Electra at the Old Vic with Kristen Scott Thomas acting the lead part. The 90 minute play was without a doubt one of the best plays I have ever seen. 76 more words

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