Antigone is on trial. She has defied King Creon’s edict and secretly offered funeral rites to her dead brother Polynices. As she awaits her fate she relives her family’s recent history, slowly unravelling the violent and incestuous cycle of the House of Cadmus. Telling the mythical story of Oedipus from the perspective of his courageous daughter Antigone, the King’s Greek Play 2022 will examine how our history can shape our actions and beliefs, as well as reflecting upon the unexpected ways in which the present moment might shape the lives of future generations.
Created by current students, The Plague at Thebes offers a contemporary response to Sophocles’ plays. This continues KCL’s recent history of pushing the boundaries and conventions of the Greek Play to explore how contemporary performance of Greek drama can help us engage with our contemporary moment.
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The play will be performed at the the following dates and times:
22 June – 2.30pm and 7pm
23 June – 7pm
24 June – 2.30pm and 7pm
Evening performances will be preceded by pre-show events at 6pm featuring leading scholars; these are free for that evening’s ticketholders.
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SCHOOL & FURTHER EDUCATION BOOKINGS:
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ARE YOU A KING'S ALUMNUM?
We'll be hosting a free post-show tea with the cast and staff members after the Friday matinee, open to King's alumni. Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let us know you're coming.
This event will be taking place at the Greenwood Theatre, part of the King's College London campus and we will therefore be adhering to King's coronavirus policies. Please check the King's website for the latest updates and information for visitors.
We invite all guests to take a test before attending the play. If you are able to, we further ask you to wear a mask at all times whilst inside the Greenwood Theatre and throughout the performance.