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Hippolytus

By Euripides

(Realisation by David Rudkin)

RSC

The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon, 27th November 1978

The Warehouse, London 26th June 1979


Aphrodite
Juliet Stevenson
Hippolytus
Michael Pennington
A Man of the Household
Geoffrey Freshwater
A Young Woman
Diana Berriman
The Nurse
Valerie Lush
Phaedra
Natasha Parry
The King
Patrick Stewart
Artemis
Juliet Stevenson
Musician
John Riley
Director
Ron Daniels
Designer
Ralph Koltai
Sound Score
David Rudkin
Leo Leibovici
John Riley
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Nothing I have seen lately is more harrowing or unsettling than Michael Pennington’s Hippolytus…

-Financial Times

…Michael Pennington brings his usual impeccable diction to the voicing of a misogyny by turns petty and hysterical.

-Sunday Telegraph

…is spoken and played with considerable style by the excellent Michael Pennington.

-Coventry Evening Telegraph


Michael Pennington’s arresting Hippolytus…allows his hero to grow from a rather too described virginity…into a soaring grief which never overwhelms the small studio…

-The Guardian