Iphigenia in Splott

Iphigenia in Splott Tickets

Lyric Hammersmith, London

Sophie Melville stars in Gary Owen’s Iphigenia in Splott

Gary Owen’s powerful monodrama opens at the Lyric Hammersmith this October, following critically acclaimed seasons at the National Theatre in London and the Sherman Theatre in Wales.

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.

Inspired by the ancient Greek tale of Iphigenia, a young woman sacrificed to the Gods to further the ambitions of men, Gary Owens arresting play is transported to the deprived small Welsh town of Splott.

Iphigenia in Splott is booking from 1- 26 October 2022 at Lyric Hammersmith theatre London.

What is Iphigenia in Splott about?

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.

Who is in the cast of Iphigenia in Splott?

Sophie Melville stars as Effie.

Creative team

Written by Gary Owen with direction by Rachel O’Riordan, set & costume design by Hayley Grindle, lighting design by Rachel Mortimer, sound design by Same Jones and associate designer Toots Butcher.

Reviews of Iphigenia in Splott

★★★★★ "This is perfect theatre" - The Guardian
★★★★★ "An astonishing performance" - The Stage
★★★★★ "Sophie Melville is sensational as Effie" - Evening Standard
★★★★★ "Remarkable" - The Telegraph

Show Information

Age restrictions
This production is recommended for ages 15+.
Running time
1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Performance dates
1 October 2022 - 26 October 2022
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Important Notes

Content: This production contains strong language and themes of an adult nature.

There will be an Audio Described performance on Friday 14 October at 19:30; a BSL Interpreted performance on Tuesday 18 October at 19:30; and an Open Captioned performance on Friday 21 October at 19:30.

Venue Information

Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Hammersmith (District, Piccadilly, Circle, Hammersmith & City)
Nearest Buses: 27, 110, 190, 218, 267, 306, H91, N9, N11, N266
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Ticket Information

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