The Oxford Greek Play

From the University of Oxford Classics Outreach Officer:

Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 October
The University of Oxford Classical Drama Society presents
The Oxford Greek Play
By Aeschylus

A story of sacrifice, treachery and adultery, Aeschylus’ play is as
powerful and as relevant today as it was at its premiere in 458 BC.

The play will be performed in Greek with English surtitles and the
performance features specially-commissioned masks echoing the
traditions of Greek Tragedy. Join us for an inspiring and very exciting

This is a triennial event, held at the Oxford Playhouse.
Tickets for schools (including for teachers) are priced at £8.50 each.

Education events for schools and other groups accompany this production,
please see the ‘What’s On’ page of the Oxford Classics Outreach website
for details:

Also available is an education pack featuring articles and summaries which
can be used to help guide students through the most important aspects of
 Aeschylus’ Agamemnon and the genre of Greek Tragedy in general.
Visit the Oxford Greek Play website to download the education pack
and find out more about the cast and crew involved in this production:

Tickets for the Oxford Greek Play and the educational events which
accompany the production can either be bought via the Schools Liaison
Officer Henry Cullen (please email
or via the Oxford Playhouse ( 01865 305305)


It’s a particularly exciting week for Greek Tragedy enthusiasts!
Explore the world of Sophocles with this groundbreaking opera of
The Antigone:

Sunday 19 October at 7.30pm
A new opera after Sophocles’ Antigone
Words by Seamus Heaney, music by Dominique Le Gendre

This world premiere production brings together some of the world’s
most revered musicians, theatre makers and poets, spanning
generations and continents.

Tickets: £15, 25, 30
To book please visit the Oxford Playhouse website:
Or telephone the Playhouse Box Office: 01865 305305

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