Play directory : Pheadra's Love

Welcome to The Mandy Network Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Sarah Kane
  • Overview
    A modern adaptation of Seneca's 'Phaedra'. The play explores the brutal nature of love, social relations, nihilism and belief through the example of an affair between a queen and her stepson. It centres on Hippolytus, who is rendered lazy and cynical by his upbringing as the son of King Theseus. Unlike classical drama, most of the violent action happens on stage rather than off.