A new adaptation of SophoclesOEDIPUS is coming to The Old Vic for a limited run early next year.

Vengeance will be taken on the killer, then the land will be clean. The contamination will be washed away. The rains will come and the people will be healed.’

Academy Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, No Time To Die) and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Game of Thrones) star in Ella Hickson’s intimate and revelatory version of Sophocles’ transcendent tragedy, OEDIPUS, co-directed by Matthew Warchus and Hofesh Shechter.

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What is Oedipus about?

It’s a cold case but, according to the Oracle, if the murderer of old King Laius is found and punished then all will be well. The people turn to their new King, Oedipus, the man who solved the riddle of the Sphinx, to hunt down the perpetrator and bring salvation. He vows to succeed whatever the cost and so begins an unstoppable pursuit of the truth through a harrowing labyrinth of fear and love.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from 21 Jan – 29 Mar 2025

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

Rami Malek, Indira Varma

Ella Hickson (Writer), Matthew Warchus & Hofesh Shechter (Co-Directors)

Age Guidance: 14+

Booking Period

21 Jan – 29 Mar 2025

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

The Old Vic

103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8NB

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