Phaedra’s Love by British playwright Sarah Kane. It was first performed in 1996 at London’s Gate Theatre, directed by the author. The play is a modern adaptation of Seneca’s Phaedra. The play explores the brutal nature of love, social relations, nihilism and belief through the example of an affair between a queen and her stepson.
It centres more on Hippolytus (the original focuses more on Phaedra), who is rendered lazy and cynical by his upbringing as the son of King Theseus. Unlike classical drama, most of the violent action happens on stage rather than off.
The Storeroom’s InStorage Season of Independent Work – 2004
DIRECTOR & SET DESIGNER Julie Waddington
LIGHTING DESIGN Luke Hails
COSTUME DESIGN Jacinta Percy
CAST Ben Noble, Georgina Capper, Fabian Parr, Peter Roberts, Keira Lyons, Jacinta Percy, Alison Solly, Pablo Calero.
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Keira Lyons