Currently in rehearsal – The 2019 Cambridge Greek Play – Oedipus at Colonus

Rehearsals are currently underway in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, (Faculty of English), for this Autumn’s Cambridge Greek Play in preparation for performances at the Cambridge Arts Theatre (16-19 October 2019). 

The triennial Greek Play 2019 is Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus and will be performed in ancient Greek with surtitles. 




One of Sophocles’ last works, and the middle play in his “Theban trilogy”, Oedipus at Colonus explores the final days of the exiled Oedipus, 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.

Directed and designed by the Off West End Award Winning team of Daniel Goldman, Jemima Robinson, Richard Williamson and Xavier Velastin, Director Daniel Goldman is known for his imaginative theatre work in several languages with his Tangram Theatre Company and beyond.




The tradition of performing a Greek play in Cambridge goes back to 1882 and has profoundly influenced the very idea of the performability of ancient drama over the last century. Some of the best acting talent in the country was first showcased in the Cambridge Greek Play, most recently Tom Hiddleston (Orestes in Sophocles’ Electra, 2001). 

For tickets please contact the Cambridge Arts Theatre Box Office on 01223 503333.