Rami Malek and Indira Varma to star in 'Oedipus' at the Old Vic

The play, which opens at the Old Vic in January 2025 for a limited run, will be an adaptation of Sophocles' play by Old Vic associate artist Ella Hickson.

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Academy Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, Oppenheimer, No Time To Die) and Indira Varma (Present Laughter, Game of Thrones) will star in the world premiere of Ella Hickson’s Oedipus. The play will open at London's Old Vic for a strictly limited run from January 2025.

The adaptation of Sophocles' play by Old Vic associate artist Hickson will be co-directed by Matthew Warchus and Hofesh Shechter.

On the announcement, Warchus said: “Sophocles’ play, arguably the best-plotted tale ever told, is the original detective story. 2,450 years since it was written, we still we find ourselves captivated by the intractable questions at the core of its drama: of the sometimes destructive outcomes in our quest for knowledge; how much we’re in control of our fate, or if we’re mostly living out a pre-written script that we’re completely powerless to change.

“I’m so excited to be co-directing this extraordinary play, in a dazzling new version by Ella Hickson, alongside the phenomenal choreographer Hofesh Shechter. And I am thrilled to announce the brilliant Rami Malek and Indira Varma in the lead roles.”

Further casting, dates, and more details are to be announced.

Check back for Oedipus tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: artwork for Oedipus. (Photo courtesy of production)

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