Sixteen classics students from Third Year to Upper Sixth enjoyed UCL’s production of Oedipus Rex at the Bloomsbury Theatre this week.

The group were treated to a faithful version of the classic tale of Oedipus, the unfortunate king who was fated to slay his father and couple with his mother. The dancing chorus, along with the humorous messenger, were the highlights.

Jackson Shiels commented: “It was very interesting to see a Greek tragedy. It was performed in a different and unique style to what I have seen before and I really enjoyed it.”

Miss Boorman said: “It is very tricky to reproduce Greek tragedy in an effective and convincing way. Every year UCL manage to bring ancient texts to life, giving our students a brilliant opportunity to critique a modern interpretation and consider how they themselves would produce it too.”

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