Greek Play 2016 – Euripides’s Alcestis
We’re delighted to announce that ticket booking for the King’s Greek Play 2016 is now open!
To book, please visit the King’s e-store
The King’s Greek Play 2016 will be Euripides’ Alcestis. It will be directed by Saara Salem and the Executive Producer will be Mr David Bullen.
Apollo tricks the fates into a deal which allows his friend, King Admetus, to live on, on one condition – someone must die in his stead. When no one else agrees, Admetus’ noble wife and the mother of his children, Alcestis, volunteers herself. The play begins on the day when Alcestis is due to die. What’s a king to do? Torn between grief for his wife and anger at his father, Admetus welcomes an unexpected guest into his home and what happens next, some might say, is exactly what the king deserves.
There will be five performances of the production:
- Wednesday 10 February 2016 – 14.30 and 19.00
- Thursday 11 February 2016 – 19.00
- Friday 12 February 2016 – 14.30 and 19.00
There will be academic talks at 18.00 before each evening performance, which will be free for ticket holders to attend:
- Wednesday 10 February: Professor Hugh Bowden (KCL)
- Thursday 11 February: Professor Edith Hall (KCL)
- Friday 12 February: Dr James Robson (Open University)