Opening on 27 Jan, 2025

2 hrs
Until 19 mars 2025
Suitable for 14+

Why watch Oedipus?

  • Don't miss the opportunity to watch Oscar winner Rami Malek and Olivier winner Indira Varma perform together in the electrifying adaptation of Sophocles' Oedipus in London.
  • The play is a compelling exploration of fear, love, and the relentless pursuit of truth.
  • This limited run at the historic Old Vic Theatre, directed by award winners Matthew Warchus and Hofesh Shechter, is sure to be a memorable experience.
  • The tragic narrative of Oedipus is a masterpiece of ancient Greek tragedy, so highly regarded that Aristotle hailed it as the pinnacle of tragedies, a testament to its timeless appeal.

The Oedipus play in London presents an emotionally charged tale of power, truth, and destiny. With Oscar winner, Rami Malek, and Olivier award winner, Indira Varma at its helm, it exudes an unmatched intensity. The Old Vic Theatre, a gem in London's cultural crown, serves as the perfect backdrop for this riveting story. Directors Matthew Warchus and Hofesh Shechter, who have been lauded for their remarkable work in the theatre world, bring a fresh perspective to this timeless classic. Their collective genius, combined with a talented cast, promises to make this production an unforgettable experience.


Oedipus, the king of Thebes, embarks on a relentless quest to find the murderer of his predecessor, King Laius, to lift the curse plaguing their city. In his pursuit of justice, Oedipus unravels a network of secrets that reveal a horrifying truth about his own lineage. This adaptation of the Oedipus play in London captures the essence of ancient Greek tragedy, a riveting experience you wouldn't want to miss.

Show timings

  • Show timings for Oedipus may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & crew

  • Leading Roles: Rami Malek as Oedipus and Indira Varma as Jocasta
  • Adaptation: Ella Hickson
  • Co-Directors: Hofesh Shechter and Matthew Warchus

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • This show is recommended for ages 14 and above.
  • Age suitability recommendations are just suggestions. So, trust your judgment when booking tickets for any show, and enjoy!

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The Old Vic Theatre, established in 1818 by actor William Barrymore, is one of the oldest theatres in London. Originally named the Royal Coburg Theatre, it was renamed the Royal Victorian Theatre after the heir to the throne Princess Victoria, from where it got its present name the ‘Old Vic’. The theatre is often called the ‘actors’ theatre’ as some of the best performers of the last century, including Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh have performed here.

Seating Capacity: 1.067

The Old Vic Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theater.

Getting there

Address: Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, London SE1 8NB, United Kingdom

Tube: The closest tube station is Waterloo which is serviced by the Northern, Waterloo, Jubilee, Bakerloo and City tube lines.

Bus: Lines servicing the area include 1, 168, 171, 176, 188, 68, N1, N 171, and N68.

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Bar, Cloakroom

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessibility, Assistive Listening System

Additional information

  • Security: To ensure your comfort and security, you might encounter a few security checks when you arrive at the venue.
  • Dress code: Smart casual or semi-formal attire is the way to go.
  • Outside Food: While outside food isn't usually allowed, many theatres have cafes or restaurants nearby for you to check out before or after the show.

Tickets redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about Oedipus

How much do the Oedipus tickets cost?

The cost of the tickets starts from £30.93 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Oedipus?

Oedipus opens on 27 Jan 2025 at Old Vic Theatre.

What age is Oedipus appropriate for?

Oedipus does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 14 and above.

Where is Oedipus playing in London?

Oedipus is playing at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

What is Oedipus about?

Oedipus is a thrilling adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy. The play follows King Oedipus's investigation to find the killer of King Laius to end a plague that has befell the city of Thebes.

How long does Oedipus run for?

The running time of Oedipus is 2 hours.

Who are the main stars of Oedipus?

The main stars of Oedipus are Rami Malek as Oedipus and Indira Varma as Jocasta.