If the scholars' reading of the papyrus is correct The Suppliants was first performed in 463BCE. The play is one of the most strangely beautiful of all Greek tragedies, rich and suggestive out of all proportion to its brevity. It is about helplessness, need and what it means to stand up for those who are defenceless.
'If I help you, I pay the price; If I refuse, I pay the price. What should I do? Intervene? Leave it to fate? Either way, I am afraid.'
Please be advised that this production takes place outside with limited cover. It is essential that audience members are dressed appropriately. There will be both seating and standing opportunities for the audience. Some warm food and drink will also be provided as part of this production and this is included in the ticket price. In the unfortunate event of extreme weather, performances may be delayed or cancelled.
Please contact the school with any special requirements regarding access in advance of your trip.
Tickets: £16 & £14 (concessions) to include hot food and beverage and a programme.
Age advisory: 8+