Greek Drama in London 2019

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FEBRUARY

UCL will be giving Oedipus Rex in English at the Bloomsbury Theatre from 6 to 8 February.

KCL will be giving Antigone in Greek at the Greenwood Theatre from 13 to 15 February.

Medea Electronica is a powerful and deeply moving retelling of the Greek tragedy, at the Pleasance Theatre from 19 to 24 February.

Unmythable promises One show. Three actors. All the Greek myths. at the Vault Festival from 28 February to 3 March.

MARCH

Unmythable promises One show. Three actors. All the Greek myths. at the Vault Festival from 28 February to 3 March.

The Odyssey appears in a new modern-verse adaptation at the Greenwich Theatre from 1 to 3 March.

Simon Stone rewrites Euripides’s Medea as a taut, edge-of-your-seat play, in Dutch with English surtitles, at the Barbican from 6 to 9 March.

Orestes is a radical working of Euripides at the Silk Street Theatre from 22 to 27 March.

The House of Clytemnestra – inspired by a collection of Greek works by Euripides – tells part of the story of the children of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra at the Pleasance Theatre on 23 and 24 March.

APRIL

Women of the Mourning Fields & Antigone Na h’Éireann appear at the Lion & Unicorn on 13 and 14 April.

The Frogs:  Recroaked is planned for the Stockwell Playhouse from 16 to 20 April.

MAY

The Persians will be at Theatro Technis from 6 to 10 May.

JUNE

Lysistrata will be adapted at the Cockpit Theatre from 26 June to 29 June.

Trojan Women will be at 2 Finsbury Avenue from 30 June to 2 July.

JULY

Trojan Women will be at 2 Finsbury Avenue from 30 June to 2 July.

Wrath of Achilles (running time 55 minutes) Bedivere Arts’ new adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, explores modern ideas of masculinity and gender at the Union Theatre on 28 and 29 July.

AUGUST

Glorious, But Brief  is a re-telling of the Trojan War through the lens of a love story between Achilles and his close companion Patroclus at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 27 August to 31 August.

SEPTEMBER

The Bacchae are adapted at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 17 September to 21 September.

NOVEMBER

Euripides’ Melanippe Wise a lost tragedy by Euripides, in a new complete version, reconstructed by Andriana Domouzi and written by Christos Callow Jr, gets a rehearsed reading at the Hope Theatre on 9 November.

Iphigenia in Aulis is a timely British take on Euripides’ unfinished final tragedy, at the Cockpit Theatre on 13 and 14 November.


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