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January 21 - March 29, 2025

arguably the best-plotted tale ever told

Matthew Warchus (Co-Director)

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Oedipus Hits The Old Vic with Remi Malik

Ella Hickson's adaption of Oedipus is coming to The Old Vic in 2025, starring Academy Award winner Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody, No Time To Die) and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma (Game of Thrones). This Greek classic is sure to have you gripped, with co-director Matthew Warchus noting: "Sophocles' play, [is] arguably the best-plotted tale ever".

Best known for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the 2018 Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody', Rami Malik will be stepping off the silver screen and onto the stage for this new version of Oedipus. Joining him is Game of Thrones actress and Olivier Award winner Indira Varma.

Further details will be revealed soon. 

What is the story of Oedipus?

Written by Sophocles in 429 BC, this epic tragedy explores the nature of fate and the perils of hubris.  Born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes, Oedipus faces a grim prophecy predicting he will kill his father and marry his mother. This Greek mythological play explores topics of fate and free will, with tragic consequences.

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Previews from: 21 January 2025

Opening night: 4 February 2025


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Rami Malik
Indira Varma


Created by Ella Hickson
Co-directed by Matthew Warchus 
Choreography by Hofesh Shechter.

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