Ancient Greek season at The Almeida

Date Posted: 13/05/2015

Classics’ teachers looking for suitable productions to inspire their students might be interested in The Almeida theatre in London’s series of Ancient Greek productions.

West End theatre, The Almeida, will host a festival of Ancient Greek plays, readings, talks and events from the end of May until November.

Running from 29th May to 18th July, a reimagined version of Aeschylus’ tragedy trilogy, Oresteia opens the Almeida Greeks season.

From 23rd July to 19th September, Bakkhai starring Ben Whishaw, is a new version of Euripides’ hedonistic, visceral tragedy.

One of drama’s most infamous characters is brought to ferocious life in a new production of Medea from 25th September to 14th November.

Testing the limits of revenge and liberty, Euripides’ seminal play cuts to the heart of gender politics and asks what it means to be a woman and a wife.

Educational group bookings are available for Almeida Greeks. For more information visit

Pictured: Kate Fleetwood will appear in Medea (Photo credit David Stewart).

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