Oedipus


Oedipus

After rehearsing for just one month, nine pupils from years 10-13 have staged two nights of performances of Sophocles' tragic Greek play Oedipus.

Oedipus tells the story of the legendary king of Thebes and his quest to discover the identity of the murderer of Laius, the previous king. Oliver H brought a real maturity to the title role and demonstrated his range as he went from calm and controlled to crazed paranoia. His chemistry with on stage wife/mother, Jocasta played by Grace H, worked really well. Sam C also deserves credit for his commanding portrayal of Creon, Jocasta's brother and the target for much of Oedipus' ire.

Mr Johnson, classics teacher commented, "Even though some members of the cast were not regular participants in school drama, it was great to see their love and passion for classics drive them to move outside their comfort zone. All the cast should be commended on their performances and their hard work over the course of this half term. The pupils pulled off an extraordinary performance and it was great to see them all working so well together on stage."