Electra by Nick Payne (MFA thesis production)

Lir National Academy for Dramatic Arts, Trinity College, Dublin


Photo credit: Keith Dixon

This is a haunting new version by Nick Payne of Sophocles' tragic masterpiece, Electra.


Creative Team

Writer: Nick Payne

Director: Elizabeth Swanson

Performers: Katie Honan, Una Kavanagh, Ava Geyer, Robert Thompson, Ben Smith-Short, Gerard Lee, Danielle Galligan

Director: Elizabeth Swanson

Set Designer: Áine O'Hara

Lighting Designer: Moyra D’Arcy

Costume Designer: Naomi Faughnan

Composer/Sound Designer: Kim V Porcelli

Assistant Director: Jan Schneider

Production Manager: Stephen Bourke

Company Stage Manager: Mary Kilduff

Assistant Stage Manager: Ciara Dredge

Set Assistant: Gemma McGuinness

Lighting Programmer: John Gunning


When a young Electra's father is murdered by her mother, her world changes irrevocably. Ten years on, bound by grief and unwilling to forgive, Electra surrenders to an all-consuming desire for revenge that propels her towards a bloody and terrifying conclusion.