by Racine, adapted by Ted Hughes


An adaptation by the Poet Laureate of Racine's play of the same name. 

Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson, and believing her absent husband is dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare.

Helen Mirren played the title role in an acclaimed production of the classic Greek tragedy at the National Theatre in 2009.