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Oberon Books, Jun 21, 2012 - Drama - 88 pages

When a young Electra’s father is murdered by her mother, her world changes irrevocably. Ten years on, bound by grief and unwilling to forgive, Electra surrenders to an all-consuming desire for revenge that propels her towards a bloody and terrifying conclusion. This is a haunting new version by Nick Payne of Sophocles’ tragic masterpiece, Electra.

‘Nick Payne’s urgent new version of Sophocles' Electra is another in a long line of boundary breaking offerings.... Payne [is] one of our brightest new playwrights... Electra-fying’ - The Evening Standard

‘Poised and punchy’ – The Arts Desk


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Nick Payne won the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. In 2010, he was the Pearson Playwright-in-Residence at the Bush Theatre. His first play, If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet, was produced at the Bush Theatre in October 2009. His second play, Wanderlust, was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2010.

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