Statue of a Greek man, with bloody bandage covering the eyes


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.

Don't miss The Greek Play Symposium on Sunday 20 October. Find out more and book tickets here:

Performed in Ancient Greek with English Surtitles.

Buffet Box






Click here to pre-order a delicious Buffet Box to enjoy before the show.

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

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no interval

General Guidance

Performance contains loud music, smoke effects and flashing lights.

Age Guidance



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.

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  • A man in a hospital gown raises his arm to the sky, a red light is above him
  • A man with bandages over his eyes lies in a hospital bed, a woman sits next to him worried
  • The chorus stand looking upwards, mid song
  • A man in a suit stands in front of the hospital bed