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Why Watch Oedipus?

  • Olivier-winning director Robert Icke reimagines a Greek tragedy in this modern twist on Sophocles' Oedipus.
  • Mark Strong and Lesley Manville, both Olivier award winners, lead the cast as Oedipus and Jocasta in this production.
  • Election night meets ancient myth. Icke's suspenseful reimagining of Oedipus explores ambition and hidden truths.
  • Can a 21st-century king outrun his fate? Book tickets for Oedipus at London's Wyndham's Theatre to find out!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


This production of Oedipus is a fresh take on the legendary Greek tragedy by Sophocles. Acclaimed director Robert Icke, known for his innovative adaptations, reimagines the story for a modern audience. The original play, a cornerstone of Greek drama, tells the story of a king, Oedipus, who unknowingly fulfills a horrifying prophecy. Icke throws the story into a new light, setting the action on a suspenseful election night. This production boasts Olivier award-winning actors Mark Strong and Lesley Manville and has already garnered critical acclaim during sold-out runs in Edinburgh and Amsterdam.

The story

It's election night. The polls predict a landslide victory, and a sense of anticipation hangs thick in the air. But beneath the political drama lies a personal one. As the political landscape shifts around him, Oedipus delves into a dark secret from his past, one that threatens to shatter everything he holds dear. The lines between ambition, power, and family loyalty blur in this suspenseful adaptation. Will the truth he unearths destroy his world and those closest to him? Don't miss your chance to witness this gripping modern take on a story that continues to resonate across centuries.

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: Mark Foster and Lesley Manville
  • Writer and Director: Robert Icke

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

  • This show is recommended for ages 16 and above.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any 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.

Wyndham's Theatre

Wyndham's Theatre is a London institution that's seen its fair share of theatrical royalty grace its stage. From the iconic Dame Judi Dench to the ever-charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch, the venue has consistently attracted A-list talent both onstage and off. But Wyndham's isn't just about past glories; it continues to pulse with creative energy, offering a platform for both established and rising stars.

Seating Capacity: 778

The Wyndham's Theatre seating plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0DA, UK

Tube: The Wyndham's Theatre is across the road from Leicester Square (Northern Line, Piccadilly Line) station. You can also choose to disembark at Piccadilly Circus or Covent Garden stations, both a 10-minute walk away from the theatre.

Bus: The closest bus stop is Charing Cross Road, served by routes 24, 29, and 176. Shaftesbury Avenue is another stop nearby, with routes 14, 19, and 38.

Train: The nearest train station is Charing Cross. The theatre is a 10-minute walk from the station, on the right side of St. Martin’s Corner.

Available facilities: Restrooms, cloakroom, bar

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessibility, assistive listening system, accessible toilets, guide dogs allowed

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security, all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Wyndham's Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, that the theatre is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Oedipus

How much do tickets to Oedipus cost in London?

The cost of tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Oedipus?

The show opens on 4th October 2024 at Wyndham's Theatre.

What age is Oedipus appropriate for?

The show is most suitable for children aged 16 and above.

Where is Oedipus playing in London?

The show is playing at the Wyndham's Theatre in London and opens on 4th October 2024.

What is Oedipus about?

A modern reimagining of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, this production follows a powerful politician haunted by a dark secret from his past that threatens to shatter everything he holds dear.

How long does Oedipus run for?

The running time of the show will be confirmed at a later date.

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