Oedipus at Colonus
The 2019 Cambridge Greek Play is a modern-day version of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. Inspired by the story of Pinochet’s visit to the UK in 1998, this production sees Oedipus in his dying days in a hospital, surrounded by those he loves, those who have betrayed him and seeking the protection of Theseus, the hotshot King of Athens. With original music from Alex Silverman and live soundscaping by Xavier Velastin using only our cast’s voices, this show will be unlike any other and a first for the Greek Play.
It is directed and designed by the Off West End Award Winning team of Daniel Goldman, Jemima Robinson and Richard Williamson. Daniel Goldman is known for his imaginative theatre work in several languages with his Tangram Theatre Company and beyond, and is looking forward to the exciting challenge of staging Sophocles in the original Greek. One of Sophocles’ last works, and the middle play in his “Theban trilogy”, Oedipus at Colonus explores the final days of the exiled king, old, blind and wandering. It is one of the greatest plays about old age, the bearing of life’s horror, and the transcendence of the ordinary.
Performance dates 16-19 October, 2.30pm & 7.45pm daily with pre-show talks before the matinee. Tickets availble from the Cambridge Arts Theatre Box Office.
- Oedipus: Rosy Sida
- Antigone: Sara Hazemi
- Ismene: Vee Tames
- Theseus: Harry Burke
- Creon: Eleanor Lind Booton
- Polineikes: Harry Camp
- Chorus: Lily Bickers, William Hale, Alicia Hussey, Alice Murray, Sophie Scott, Alice Tyrrell, Jamie Wigley
Production and Design Team
- Director: Danial Goldman
- Producers: Jennifer Wallace, Rebecca Laemmle
- Composer: Alex Silverman
- Set and Costume: Jemima Robinson
- Lighting: Richard Williamson
- Sound: Xavier Velastin
If you are interested in donating to the Cambridge Greek Play or to see a list of our current sponsors, please take a look at the sponsorship page here. The Cambridge Greek Play has charitable status.
Photo credits to David Swarbrick (colour) & Katherine Wills (black and white).