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The Theban Plays:

Oedipus the King

Written by Sophocles

(translation by Don Taylor)

BBC2 16th September 1986


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Oedipus
Michael Pennington
Teiresias
John Gielgud
Jocasta
Claire Bloom
The Priest
Cyril Cusack
Creon
John Shrapnel
Corinthian messenger
Norman Rodway
Shepherd
David Waller
Messenger
Gerard Murphy
Antigone
Cassie Shilling
Ismene
Kelly Huntley
Teiresias’ boy
Lincoln Saunders
Chorus of Theban Senators:
Michael Byrne
Ernest Clark
David Collings
Donald Eccles
Robert Eddison
Edward Hardwicke
Denys Hawthorne
Noël Johnson
Clifford Rose
Alan Rowe
Nigel Stock
John Woodnutt
Theban citizens:
Timothy Block
Gabrielle Blunt
Imogen Claire
Alan Collins
Stanley Dawson
Edwina Day
Michael Eaves
Gordon Faith
Bill Gavin
Czeslaw Grocholski
Hugh Hayes
Judy Liebart
Mary Lincoln
Mary Llewellin
Eric Longfeather
Heather Ramsey
Stuart Saunders
Cathy Shipton
Richard Tate
Philip Wright
Theban children:
Tamsin Alker
Emma Cook
Dean Gunter
Lucy Hammond
Tom Hammond
Erica Rossi
Nicola Sideris
Jonathan Taylor
Nicola Whitehead
Music played by The Endymion Ensemble
Director
Don Taylor
Music
Derek Bourgeois