photographs © Neil Libbert - subject to copyright
photographs © Ivan Kyncl - subject to copyright

Electra, 1988 -1992 


translated by Kenneth McLeish

Royal Shakespeare Company 
1988-1989 The Pit, Barbican Centre, London
1991-1992 UK and International Tour - Thelma Holt 

Tour presented by Thelma Holt, in arrangement with Duncan C Weldon and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Co-produced with MC93 Bobigny, with help from the Hellenic Foundation and sponsorship from Royal Insurance


Performances: The Pit, London, 14 December 1988 -11 February 1989; Riverside Studios, 2 December 1991- 4 January 1992; MC93 Bobigny, Paris, 14 - 25 January, 1992; Tramway, Glasgow, 12 - 15 February 1992; Transport Museum, Bradford, 1992; Templemore Sports Complex, Derry, 1992.

Creative Team

Director - Deborah Warner

Designer - Hildegard Bechtler

Lighting - Geraint Pugh (1989); Jean Kalman (1991-92)

Company voice work - Cicely Berry and Patsy Rodenburg

1989 Cast

Servant of Orestes - Sylvester Morand 

Orestes - Piers Ibbotson

Pylades - Derek Hutchinson

Electra - Fiona Shaw

Chorus of the Women of Argos - Darlene Johnson, Kate Littlewood, Franchine Mulrooney, Sonia Ritter, Julia Swift

Chrysothemis - Susan Colverd

Clytemnestra - Natasha Parry

Aegisthus - Gordon Case

1991-1992 Cast 

Electra - Fiona Shaw

Chrysothemis - Susan Colverd

Clytemnestra - Sheila Gish

Orestes - John Lynch

Pylades - Richard Leaf

Servant - Philip Locke

Aegisthus - Gordon Case

Chorus - Kate Littlewood, Annette Badland, Margery Withers, Ursula Jones, Gabrielle Lloyd

Walking understudy - Jane Montgomery

This website is an index of Deborah Warner’s productions and installations since 1980, assembled on a chronological basis.  It is a work in progress and will be added to periodically.