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The Cambridge Greek Play committee is also pleased to announce that the 2022 production will be a double bill of THE PERSIANS and CYCLOPS, and will take place from the 19th-23rd October.

Following the success of 2019’s Oedipus at Colonus, the same creative team led by Director Dan Goldman present an exciting double bill: the earliest surviving Greek tragedy Persiansby Aeschylus and the only remaining satyr play Cyclops by Euripides. 

While Persians draws on recent Greek history and Cyclops derives from the well-known episode in Homer’s Odyssey, both plays present an outsider as the central character. Can those we consider monsters become the object of our pity, if only we look at them closely enough?

The tradition of performing a play in Greek every three years at Cambridge University extends back to 1882, with alumni including Rupert Brooke, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Tom Hiddleston. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see two rarely staged plays, highly relevant to our times, performed in the original Greek (with English surtitles). 

Tickets can be purchased here:  

Details of previous productions can be found at

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is offering one-hour slots for schools wishing to visit before the Greek play, whether for self-led visits or museum-led tours. Slots are available at 10am, 11am and 12pm on Weds 19 – Friday 20 October. The museum will also be open all day on Saturday 21st October. Group size is capped at 25.

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Wednesday, 19 October, 2022 - 18:00

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