Oedipus Rex by Sophocles (2008)

A new adaptation by Richard Spaul

Paul Paxton and Maxine Fay in Oedipus Rex, 2007 (photo: Christine Cellier)
Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 July, 2008
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Barnwell Junction, Newmarket Road
Time: 8pm

The greatest of all Greek Tragedies

Thebes is under a curse. Disease and death haunt the city. King Laius has been murdered and his killer as yet remains uncaught. His successor, King Oedipus, swears he will solve the mystery, but finds to his growing horror that all the evidence points to himself. And much worse is to come.

All performances will take place at The Leper Chapel, one of the oldest and most atmospheric buildings in Cambridge, creating an ideal site for this powerful drama of corruption, ostracism and social cleansing.

In a new and vibrant adaptation of Sophocles’ classic, in situ: Cambridge’s leading experimental theatre company, performs inside, outside and all around this remarkable building.

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