Epic and Tragic Performances: What’s On

Upcoming Performances

Emma Griffiths offers some news on forthcoming performances of tragedy…

If you want Greek tragedy, 2014-2015 promises to be a bumper year. As well as regular productions by As part of a classical education, I’d encourage you to see as many productions of drama as you can: many theatres offer cut-price tickets for students. If you want Greek tragedy, this one promises to be a bumper year. As well as regular productions by the Oxford Greek Play, London Festival of Greek Drama etc, there are some major productions scheduled. The National Theatre’s  ‘Euripides’ Medea‘ starring Helen McCrory is now available to a wider audience  – the NT live scheme is screening performances in cinemas, including the Printworks NEXT MONDAY. The Barbican in London has announced that Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche will play Antigone in March of next year, and, closer to home, a version of Antigone by Pilot Theatre opens in Derby on FRIDAY. Roy Williams’ translation transfers the action into a modern setting with his heroine ‘Tig’ confronting authority and her own personal demons. The production will tour and move to Stratford next year.

Tune in next month for thoughts on The Lightning Child at the Globe, dramatisations of the Odyssey and a gender-reversed Hamlet…

Emma Griffiths

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