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Phaedra(s) Barbican Theatre, 9th to 18th June

In the week before the EU referendum, the Barbican is hosting an extraordinary European theatrical collaboration: a radical new version of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love, starring Isabelle Huppert, directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski, the iconoclastic artistic director of the Nowy Teatr, Warsaw.

Kane’s play opened in London 20 years ago at almost exactly the same time as Huppert appeared, gloriously, as Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart at the National Theatre. Phaedra, consumed with lust for…

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