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Oedipus @ The King's Theatre


  • Kings Theatre 2 Leven Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 United Kingdom (map)

A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus is a chilling thriller, told in real time. The modern age. A plague has ravaged Thebes. The oracle believes the city is doomed because the murder of King Laius remains unpunished. The King’s successor, Oedipus, wants to investigate the horrific crime himself. But the outcome he discovers is devastating — as much for himself as for his people.

British director Robert Icke joins one of Europe’s most lauded theatre companies for a revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy. With just 4 performances scheduled, this thrilling retelling of the famous tragedy is not to be missed.

Join us for a pre-theatre meal at Henrick’s before the show or indulge in after show cocktails in the relaxing and comfortable setting of our little bar.

Sip on a Sweet Smoked Port and ruminate over a Henrick’s Cheese Board as you ponder the problems of the modern age.

Situated only a two minute walk from the King’s Theatre you can be assured of making curtain up.

Pre-theatre meals of two or three courses available for £12.50 and £16 respectively.

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