KCL Greek Play And A Level Drama Day

From 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 playwill 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!

Greek Drama Day for A Level

Date: Thursday 23rd June
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: King’s College London


We are delighted to offer an exciting day of discussion and workshops on the subject of Greek drama.

At our Greek Drama Day, we will explore some of the big issues facing those studying and staging these ancient texts, including how to make them accessible to contemporary audiences and just what to do with the chorus.

Professor Stephe Harrop, Professor Daniel Orrells, and Dr David Bullen will start the day with three talks followed by a discussion on Greek drama and its performance.

Students will then participate in an interactive workshop exploring how to stage Greek drama led by Dr David Bullen. In addition to being an academic specialising in Greek drama and its modern performance, David is a theatre director, writer and dramaturg who was previously Executive Director of the King’s Greek Play.

This event is aimed at school groups (A-level) who have an interest in ancient drama.

We ask that participants bring their own lunch.

We hope you can join us.

If you are interested in bringing your school, please contact Angelica greekplay@kcl.ac.uk