Wayne Jordan’s new version of Oedipus premieres at the Abbey Theatre this September as part of Dublin Theatre Festival.
The city of Thebes hides a secret crime. Punished by the Gods, the citizens seek protection. They turn to their King. He saved them before. Can he save them again?
Sophocles’ tragedy is an elaborate meeting of political drama, murder mystery and psychological thriller.
This new version of Oedipus by Wayne Jordan invites us to confront vital questions of who we are and how we live together.
The production features a cast of 19 actors and an original score by Tom Lane, and is presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
Malcolm Adams – Shepherd
Karen Ardiff – Chorus
Fiona Bell – Jocasta
Muiris Crowley – Chorus
Hilda Fay – Chorus
Rachel Gleeson – Chorus
Peter Gowen – Tiresias
Mark Huberman – Creon
Esosa Ighodaro – Chorus
Nicola Kavanagh – Chorus
Damian Kearney – Chorus
Ger Kelly – Chorus
Ronan Leahy – Stranger
Charlotte McCurry – Messenger / Chorus
Pat Nolan – Chorus
Helen Norton – Chorus
Barry John O’Connor – Oedipus
Robert O’Connor – Chorus
Shane O’Reilly – Chorus
Wayne Jordan – Director
Ciarán O’Melia – Set designer
Sinéad Wallace – Lighting designer
Catherine Fay – Costume designer
Tom Lane – Composer, musical director and sound designer
Suzanne Savage – Singing coach
Sue Mythen – Movement director
Previews for Oedipus take place from Thursday 24th to Tuesday, 29th September, and the play runs until the 31st October on the Abbey stage. Performances are at 7:30pm each night (Monday to Saturday), and matinees are at 2pm on Saturdays.
Tickets for Oedipus cost from €13 to €45 and may be reserved online. Concessions are also available.
There will also be two Assisted Performances of the play with a Sign Language Interpreted Performance at 7:30pm on Thursday, 22nd October, and an Audio Described and Captioned Performance at 2pm on Saturday, 24th October.
26, Lower Abbey Street
All images courtesy The Abbey Theatre; publicity stills © Ros Kavanagh