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KCL Greek Play: The Myth of Oedipus

22 June - 24 June

From the folks at KCL…

KCL Greek Play 2022 

We are excited to announce that the King’s Greek Play 2022 (22-24 June, 2022) will be a brand new response to Sophocles’ Theban cycle, created by current KCL students. The performance will incorporate original ancient Greek text and new writing in order to present a work that speaks to the social and political consequences of an unprecedented pandemic, civil disobedience, and the place and responsibility of an individual within society. Telling the mythical story of Oedipus from the perspective of his courageous daughter Antigone, this year’s Greek Play will examine how our history can shape our actions and beliefs, as well as reflecting upon the unexpected ways in which the present moment might shape the lives of future generations. This performance will continue KCL’s recent history of pushing the boundaries and conventions of ‘the Greek Play’ to explore how contemporary performance of Greek drama can help us engage with the fraught times in which we find ourselves living.

This year’s play will again be ideal for those studying Classical Civilisation – Oedipus the King is a prescribed text for the OCR A level syllabus – as well as students taking Classics, Drama, and English.

The play will be performed at the Greenwood Theatre, London Bridge (SE1 3RA) from 22-24 June 2022 (19.00 nightly with 14.30 matinées on the 22 and 24). Evening performances will be preceded by pre-show events at 18.00 featuring leading scholars; these are free to ticket holders for the subsequent performance. Bookings for schools will open at the end of February. Look out for another update from us then!

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Start:
22 June
End:
24 June
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