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The Cambridge Greek Play: Oedipus at Colonus

16 October - 19 October

£23 – £35
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)

Wed, 16/10/2019 – 13:30Guest speaker: Simon Goldhill.Thu, 17/10/2019 – 13:30Guest speaker: Jennifer Wallace.Fri, 18/10/2019 – 13:30Guest speaker: Rebecca Laemmle.Sat, 19/10/2019 – 13:30Guest speaker: Tim Whitmarsh.

Post-show talks

Thu, 17/10/2019 – 19:45

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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. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK


16 October
19 October
£23 – £35
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Cambridge Arts Theatre
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