Paul Chahidi returns to the West End stage next month, starring as Hugo in a modern day take on the famous tragedy 'Phaedra'. The play is a re-imagining of the story, after plays by Euripides, Seneca and Racine, written and directed by Simon Stone.
The play is currently in rehearsals and will open to the public at The National's Lyttleton Theatre on Wednesday 1st February, with a limited season running until Saturday 8th April. Simon Stone is best known for his Young Vic production of ‘Yerma’, and is known for rewriting stories from the roots up and giving them a bracingly modern setting.
It tells the tragic tale of Phaedra who, after years of focusing on her political career, turns her attentions to her personal life, as buried lust and loneliness surface with the re-appearance of her step-son. Her actions threaten to ruin everything she has worked for. Oscar-nominated Janet McTeer takes the title role, with Paul playing her husband, Hugo.
Iranian-born Paul has worked extensively on stage, including playing Maria in the West End and Broadway all male production of Twelfth Night for which he received his Olivier and Tony nominations for Best Supporting Actor. This will be his first return to the stage in 5 years. He is also known for his peformance as Reverend Francis Seaton in all 3 seasons of the BAFTA- winning BBC comedy This Country.
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