An ancient Greek head statue, with bloodied bandage over bleeding eyes

THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY

OEDIPUS AT COLONUS
Wed 16 - Sat 19 October 2019
Tickets £23 - £35*

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Blind, broken and ravaged by years of weary exile, Oedipus comes upon the sacred grove of Colonus, the place the gods have prophesied that he will die. Realising that he has only hours to live, Oedipus seeks the protection of Theseus, King of Athens, for he knows he is about to be betrayed by those he loves. The tradition of performing a play in Greek every three years at Cambridge University extends back to 1882, with alumni including Rupert Brooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Tom Hiddleston.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover an exciting new interpretation of this extraordinary play, helmed by an award winning creative team and performed in the original Greek.

Performed in Ancient Greek with English Surtitles.

Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Guest speaker: Simon Goldhill.
Guest speaker: Jennifer Wallace.
Guest speaker: Rebecca Laemmle.
Guest speaker: Tim Whitmarsh.
Post-show talks
Running Time

TBC

Age Guidance

12+

Tickets

Wednesday - Saturday
2.30pm: £23/£28/£32*
7.45pm: £23/£28/£32/£35*

Schools and Students: £23*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee.