Greek Drama in London 2015

antigone

See here for 2016.

Do email me if there’s anything you think should be added to this page!  The listing of sources used may be useful if you want to publicise your own show, as well as for sheer pedantry.

FEBRUARY

The Paper Cinema’s Odyssey is on at the Battersea Arts Centre from 3 February to 14 February.

UCL will be putting on The Bacchae (in English) from 10 February to 12 February.

KCL will be putting on The Clouds (in Greek) from 11 February to 13 February.

Sanguine is a total reimagining of Sophocles’s Electra at The Vaults, Leake Street from 18 February to 22 February.

Odyssey promises One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge.   At The Vaults, Leake Street from 18 February to 1 March.

Antigone by Sophocles adapted by Roy Williams is at the Theatre Royal Stratford East from 19 February to 14 March.

MARCH

Antigone by Sophocles adapted by Roy Williams continues at the Theatre Royal Stratford East  to 14 March.

Celebrated stage and screen actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles’s tragedy, translated afresh by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson from 4 March to 28 March.

The Bacchae will be appearing in mask at Theatro Technis from 5 March to 11 March.

M for Medea is a contemporary retelling of Euripides at Half Moon Young People’s Theatre on 19 March.

APRIL

Ancient Fragments is inspired by fragments of Euripides and was scheduled at Ovalhouse from 15 April to 18 April, but seems to have been pulled from the schedule.

Lysistrata is adapted at the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre from 16 April to 18 April.

Trojan Women  After the Play by Euripides Adapted by David Stuttard is at the White Bear from 28 April to 2 May.

MAY

Trojan Women  After the Play by Euripides Adapted by David Stuttard is at the White Bear from 28 April to 2 May.

Oresteia (Aeschylus, a new version created by Robert Icke) will be on at the Almeida from 29 May to 18 July.

Oh, Democracy! is a musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ “THE KNIGHTS” at Theatro Technis from 26 May to 6 June.

Hippolytus  from Euripides in a new version by Catharsis Theatre is at The Hope Theatre from 27 to 30 May.

Andromache at RADA from 27 May to 6 June is by Racine (rather than Euripides).
JUNE

Oh, Democracy! continues at Theatro Technis to 6 June.

Andromache (not by Euripides) continues at RADA to 6 June.

Oresteia (Aeschylus, a new version created by Robert Icke) will be on at the Almeida from 29 May to 18 July.

THE GREEK LEGENDS: A COMEDY REMAKE – MYTHS may be found at the Hellenic Centre on 12 and 13 June.

Iphigenia in Tauris (by Goethe, after Euripides, in English) is at the Rose Bankside from 16 June to 4 July.

Antigone in New York is at the Rag Factory from 25 June to 28 June.

Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides, based upon the myth of Jason and Medea and first produced in 431 BCE, appearing at the London Theatre New Cross from 30 June to 5 July.

JULY

Oresteia (Aeschylus, a new version created by Robert Icke) will be on at the Almeida from 29 May to 18 July.

Iphigenia in Tauris (by Goethe, after Euripides, in English) is at the Rose Bankside from 16 June to 4 July.

Medea continues at the London Theatre New Cross from 30 June to 5 July.

Bakkhai (Euripides, a new translation by Anne Carson directed by James Macdonald) appears at the Almeida from 23 July to 19 September. (More Almeida Greeks events here.)

The cult of the Bacchae: live performance, music and play  may involve nudity for members at the British Museum on 23 July.

The Bacchae appear at Theatro Technis from 27 July to 1 August.

AUGUST

Bakkhai (Euripides, a new translation by Anne Carson directed by James Macdonald) appears at the Almeida from 23 July to 19 September.

The Bacchae appear at Theatro Technis from 27 July to 1 August.

Phaedra is a Solo Dance performance at the Cockpit on 4 August. The aim is to deconstruct the classic text of ΄Hippolytus΄ by Euripides while using pre-recorded sound on stage as well as narration of the Ancient Greek text.

Hecuba and The Trojan Women Adapted from the Greek tragedies of Euripides by Lisa Kuma is on for free at the Scoop, More London from 5 August to 30 August.

The Almeida Oresteia reappears at the Trafalgar Studios from 22 August to 7 November.   (My reactions, together with possible ticket offers, here).

Adele Thomas will direct a contemporary distillation of all three plays from Aeschylus’s Oresteia which will run from 29 August to 16 October 2015 at the Globe Theatre.

SEPTEMBER

The Almeida Oresteia reappears at the Trafalgar Studios from 22 August to 7 November. (My reactions, together with possible ticket offers, here).

Adele Thomas will direct a contemporary distillation of all three plays from Aeschylus’s Oresteia which will run from 29 August to 16 October 2015 at the Globe Theatre.

Medea (Euripides, a new version by Rachel Cusk directed by Rupert Goold) runs at the Almeida from 25 September to 14 November.

The Odyssey appears (twice) at the Pleasance on 28 September.

OCTOBER

Horrible Histories–Groovy Greeks may belong here and may also be on at the Hackney Empire from 7 October.

NOVEMBER

MEDEA by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides is on at the Gate Theatre from 2 November to 27 November.Et toi Ismène?

Et toi Ismène? is at the Cockpit Theatre on 5 and 6 November.

 

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