UCL Greek and Latin - Plato's Symposium

Drama , Performance
Bloomsbury Theatre
8th Feb 2023  -  10th Feb 2023
2 for 1 Promocode: PLATO241
£10 / £5 concessions

Dark green circle on light green background, surrounded by classical statues which are interlinked by dotted lines

UCL Greek and Latin department presents


Wednesday 8th February 2023; 7.30pm
Thursday 9th February 2023; 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 10th February 2023; 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Promocode PLATO241 for 2 for 1 tickets for Wednesday 8th 19:30, Thursday 9th 14:30 and Friday 10th 14:30 performances only. T&C Discount can not be applied retroactively for tickets already purchased.

A heartbreak spanning centuries. What is love? Do soulmates really exist? Join Alcibiades in crashing one of the most famous dinner parties you’ll ever come across as Plato redefines what it means to be beautiful.

Age guidance: 15+
Running time: approx 2h 10min + 20min interval

Evening performances on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th will include a pre-show talk in the theatre (included in the ticket).

Thursday 9th, 6.45-7.15pm
Dr Frisbee Scheffield (Cambridge) ‘Platonic love: Lessons from the Symposium’
Friday 10th, 6.45-7.15pm
Professor Edith Hall (Durham) ‘What has Plato's Symposium got to do with theatre?

Pre-show talks will be filmed - by buying a ticket you give permission to be filmed for this purpose.

Public workshops (limited capacities due to nature of activity)

Wednesday 8th, 4-5.30pm - Venue: Room Archaeology G6 LT, Gordon Square (31-34) & (14) Taviton St
Dr Michael Loy (Cambridge) ‘Plato and the Archaeology of the Symposium.  BOOK HERE 

Thursday 9th, 4-5.30pm -  Venue: Bloomsbury Studio, 15 Gordon St, WC1H OAH
Dr Helen Eastman (Theatre Director) ‘Chorus and Chorality in Practice’. BOOK HERE

Friday 10th, 4-5.30pm - Venue: Room Archaeology G6 LT, Gordon Square (31-34) & (14) Taviton St
Dr Caterina Pellò (Nottingham) ‘Teacher, Priestess, and Intellectual: A Woman Philosopher in Plato's Symposium’.  BOOK HERE

To learn more about the annual UCL Greek and Latin plays (which began in 1987) please visit HERE


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