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THE CAMBRIDGE GREEK PLAY 2022

Aeschylus' Persians and Euripides' Cyclops
Wed 19 - Sat 22 October 2022
Tickets £23-£35*

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The triennial Cambridge Greek Play returns to the Arts Theatre.

Following the success of 2019’s Oedipus at Colonus, the same creative team led by Director Dan Goldman present an exciting double bill: the earliest surviving Greek tragedy Persians by Aeschylus and the only remaining satyr play Cyclops by Euripides. 

While Persians draws on recent Greek history and Cyclops derives from the well-known episode in Homer’s Odyssey, both plays present an outsider as the central character. Can those we consider monsters become the object of our pity, if only we look at them closely enough?

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 see two rarely staged plays, highly relevant to our times, performed in the original Greek (with English surtitles). 


The Museum of Classical Archaeology is now fully booked for visits before matinee performances Wednesday 19 - Friday 21 October, but has limited availability for group bookings on the morning of Saturday 22. Click here to book.

Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Prof Rebecca Laemmle. Co-Editor of Euripides’ Cyclops (2020).
Dr Jennifer Wallace. Author of The Cambridge Introduction to Tragedy (2007).
Prof Simon Goldhill. Author of Reading Greek Tragedy (1986).
Prof Richard Hunter. Co-Editor of Euripides’ Cyclops (2020).
Post-show talks
Speaker to be confirmed.
Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes including an interval

General Guidance

Performance contains scenes of a graphic nature

Age Guidance

12+

Tickets

Wednesday - Saturday, 2.30pm & 7.30pm:
£23/£28/£32/£35*
Schools and Students: £23*

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

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Gallery

  • Greek play rehearsals
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