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The Greek Play

One of the highlights of the Classics calendar at King’s College London is the annual Greek Play.

Although classical drama has been performed at the college since the late nineteenth century, the Greek Play in its current form was inaugurated in 1953. King’s remains the only university in the country to perform a piece of Greek drama wholly or partially in the original language each and every academic year.

Overseen by a professional theatre-maker and performed in the professionally-equipped 450-seat Greenwood Theatre every February, the play is directed, designed, choreographed, produced, and performed by current King's students. It is a great opportunity to engage with the language, style, and subject matter of Greek drama in a unique, immersive way. Students who take part in the play often go on to leadership positions in the Classics Society and beyond, while a number of the play’s alumni have pursued professional theatre careers. 

greek playMedea (Euripides) - Greek Play 2018 - Photo by Alexandra Tilling 

General Enquiries & Ticketing Information

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What students say

"The King’s Greek Play has hugely influenced my ability to practise Classics in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and modern way, while forming a fantastic group of friends within the department."

- Marcus Bell, BA Classical Studies 2014-2017 & MA Classical Reception 2017-18

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