Monday, July 13, 2009

Phèdre at the Epidaurus

The Greek theatre-goers had the rare luck to witness a really great moment of a really great actress:

Dame Helen Mirren as Phèdre at the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, in a production of the National Theatre, directed by Nicholas Hytner, that opened in London (at the Lyttelton Theatre) just a few weeks ago, starring -apart from Helen Mirren as Phedre- Dominic Cooper as Hippolytus, Stanley Townsend as Theseus and my personal favourites Margaret Tyzack as Oenone and John Shrapnel as Théramène.

Listen to the audience roaring at Mirren's curtain-call

And here's a photo-album from the performance and the curtain calls

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***Many were the celebrities that attended the premiere at the Epidaurus, but Tom Hanks was the only one who received a tremendous applause at his entrance and posed for his greek fans and for you, sexy readers... ***


anne said...

can i just say i was there and it was absolutely fantastic, a real privilege to be at such an amazing venue i timed my holiday perfectly!

SarahB said...

I'll be seeing Dame Helen in Phedre live in Washington DC in September. I CAN'T WAIT! Thanks for the pics Parsi!