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Fiennes, Higgins, Howard, et al. Set for National's Oedipus logo
Jonathan Kent's long-scheduled National Theatre production of Oedipus, starring Ralph Fiennes in the title role, will play in repertory in the Olivier from October 8-November 16.

In Sophocles ancient Greek tragedy, in a new version by Frank McGuinness, the people of Thebes look to Oedipus to lift a terrible curse from them and their city. He consults the oracle and learns that he must root out the late king's murderer. But his relentless interrogation of one man after another leads inexorably, and in the space of a single day, to his own savage conclusion.

Fiennes is joined in the cast by Clare Higgins, Alan Howard, Patrick Brennan, Steven Page, Christopher Saul, David Shaw-Parker, and Malcolm Storry. The production is designed by Paul Brown, with lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Paul Groothuis, and music by Jonathan Dove.

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