The Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Mon 12 - Thu 15 November
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Cambridge Latin Play: Thyestes

Seneca

Tickets for Monday evening are no longer available to buy online, but can still be bought at the door with cash.

“You do not avenge crimes unless you surpass them.”

“Scelera non ulcisceris nisi vincis.”

Thyestes and Atreus are twin brothers, kings of Argos.

His lands stolen, his wife seduced, cast out from his home, Atreus swears bloody vengeance on his brother. Now once again ruler of his land, he is determined to exact such revenge on Thyestes that the sun will avert its gaze, the stars will fall from the sky and people will talk of the horror forever after.

Inspired by the well-established Cambridge Greek Play, the very first Cambridge Latin Play will stage one of the most violent and heart-breaking tales from the Classical world. Exploring vengeance and pity, families and kingdoms, passion and desire, it lays bare man’s cruellest and most base instincts, culminating in a grotesque finale of cannibalism.

No less relevant or brilliant than Greek drama, Latin theatre has been sadly underrepresented – this production will bring to life not only the text but the language too, performed in Latin with English subtitles.

Times

Tue 13 November at 7:30pm
Wed 14 November at 7:30pm
Thu 15 November at 7:30pm

Duration

120 minutes

Venue

The Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College

Tickets

£7 adults £5 concessions

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This venue is Wheelchair Accessible

Address

Fitzpatrick Hall
Queens' College
Silver St
Cambridge
CB3 9ET
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Tickets

13 November 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx Buy tickets
14 November 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx Buy tickets
15 November 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx 7:30pm – 9:30pm approx Buy tickets