Playwright and theatre researcher, Dr Hannah Greenstreet, who has recently been awarded her DPhil from the Faculty of English, will present a professional production of her latest play, Andromeda, at Camden People’s Theatre in the last week of July.
The play reimagines Euripides' fragmentary tragedy Andromeda and interweaves it with a contemporary love story between two young women. Directed by Charlotte Vickers, the production brings together more than ten collaborators from the theatre industry and the faculties of English and Classics at Oxford.
With support from TORCH’s Theatres Seed Fund and the Humanities Cultural Fund, the project has incorporated collaborative practice as research, knowledge exchange and public engagement from its beginnings. Activities have included a drama workshop on writing from fragments for young people at Pegasus Theatre, sharings of the play at the APGRD (The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama) and Nottingham Playhouse, a guest appearance on the APGRD's podcast, and a ‘Pre-show’ roundtable discussion with Professor Wes Williams and Marcus Bell.
In addition to the Humanities Cultural Fund, the development of the production has also been supported by funding from Arts Council England and Camden People’s Theatre. The play will be performed at Camden People’s Theatre in-person from Tuesday 27th – Saturday 31st July, with a livestreamed performance on Friday 30th July.
To learn more about the project, you can visit the Andromeda project page on the Humanities Cultural Fund website. You can book tickets to the livestream performance on the Camden People's Theatre website.