Productions in UK & Ireland
(listing is in reverse date order)
Agamemnon by Aeschylus - Cambridge Greek Play 2010
13-16 October The fortieth triennial Cambridge Greek Play will be staged this autumn at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. Directed by Helen Eastman and with an original score by Alex Silverman, this is a rare opportunity to see Aeschylus' Agamemnon fully staged in the original Greek.
Booking is now open: www.cambridgeartstheatre.com.
For more information about the production please visit www.cambridgegreekplay.com.
The Gospel at Colonus by Lee Breuer
21– 22 August,
The Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh International Festival 2010
A Pentecostal preacher drives the narrative while the legendary gospel vocal group, The Blind Boys of Alabama, collectively play the role of Oedipus.
Hub Tickets: 0131 473 2000
The Persians by Aeschylus
Version by Kaite O'Reilly. Directed by Mike Pearson
One of Wales's most celebrated directors takes the first ever European play to the heart of the Brecon Military Range, in an area rarely seen by civilians.
Booking now open
National Theatre Wales
+44 (0)29 2035 3070
Welcome to Thebes, a new play by Moira Buffini
15 June-18 August
Directed by Richard Eyre
Faced with an impoverished population, a shattered infrastructure and a volatile army, the first democratic president of Thebes, Eurydice, promises peace to her nation. Without the aid of Theseus, the leader of the vastly wealthy state of Athens, she doesn't stand a chance. But Theseus is arrogant, mercurial and motivated by profit.
Set in the present day, but inspired by ancient myth, Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes offers a passionate exploration of an encounter between the world's richest and the world's poorest countries set in the aftermath of a brutal war.
The Bacchae by Euripides, adapted by David Greig
10-19 June, Abbey Theatre, Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans, AL1 2DL
Company of Ten
To Book: Box Office is open for bookings in person or by phone - 01727 857861 - between 9.30am - 12 noon from Monday to Saturday, and on performance nights from half an hour before curtain-up until the end of the interval. Alternatively, you can book online here .
The Odyssey, By Homer
5-8 May, Oxford Playhouse, Oxford
Adaptated by Mary Zimmerman (tr. Robert Fitzgerald)
Medea by Euripides
13-17 April,The Lowry, Salford
Version by Tom Paulin
0843 208 6010
Group Bookings: 0843 208 6003