Ralph Fiennes plays the title role in Sophocles' tragedy in a new version by Frank McGuinness, directed by Jonathan Kent.
Alan Howard returns to the NT as Teiresias; Clare Higgins plays Jocasta. The cast also includes Patrick Brennan, Sam Cox, Steven Page, Christopher Saul, David Shaw-Parker and Malcolm Storry.
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.