Iphigenia in Splott

Stumbling down the street drunk at 11.30am Effie is the kind of girl you avoid making eye contact with. You think you know her, but maybe you don’t know half of it.

Effie’s life is a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day – till one night gives her the chance to be something more.

Gary Owen’s critically acclaimed and powerful monodrama inspired by the Greek myth opens at the Lyric this September after a smash-hit season at the Sherman Theatre in Wales and later the National Theatre. Artistic Director Rachel O’Riordan directs Sophie Melville, who reprises her role as ‘Effie’ after winning The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and an Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Actress.

★★★★★ “This is perfect theatre” – The Guardian
★★★★★ “A blistering performance by Sophie Melville – The Guardian
★★★★★ “An astonishing performance” – The Stage

Content warning: Whilst we don’t want to give away any spoilers in advance of your visit, we acknowledge that some scenes and themes in this play may have an impact on some of our audience members. Please email email tickets@lyric.co.uk if you would like to discuss the show and its content further.

This production contains flashing lights, strong language, sexual references and includes sensitive subject matter. 

Click here to learn more about the themes in this production, and for a selection of resources and places you can contact for support and advice.

Please note, latecomers will not be admitted into the auditorium.

Duration

75 minutes (no interval)

Times

Oct. 1 2022 - Oct. 22 2022

Booking Information

Audio Described – Friday 14 October 19:30
BSL Interpreted – Tuesday 18 October 19:30
Open Captioned – Friday 21 October 19:30

Good To Know

Audio Described – Friday 14 October 19:30
BSL Interpreted – Tuesday 18 October 19:30
Open Captioned – Friday 21 October 19:30

Face coverings are strongly encouraged in all areas. Venue FAQs can be found here.

Location

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre

Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Lyric Square, King St, London W6 0QL

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

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Suitable For Children

15+

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds after purchase