One Night Only

It’s All Greek



17 September 2023


When time’s ripe, let all the good things overflow.

A woman longing for her lover; a wronged wife plotting her revenge; a squaddie traumatised by war. Love, laughter, tears, and treachery. And just a little murder. Whatever life brings us, the ancient Greeks have the right words for it. As they navigate through youthful high jinks, adult chaos, and the preoccupations of old age, their wit and wisdom are a road map for our modern age.

Directed by translator David Stuttard. Olivier Award-winning performers Dame Sian Phillips and Alex Jennings give voice to stories, scenes, and poems from ancient Greece, which – profound or poignant, fast moving, funny, or at times downright preposterous – help make sense of our lives today.


Suggested Age Guidance Over 14


Siân Phillips
Siân won a BAFTA for her role in the BBC’s 1976 adaptation of I, Claudius. She has performed the titular roles in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama. She was recently seen at JST in Richard Beecham's 5-star production of Beckett’s Rockaby & Footfalls.
Alex Jennings
Alex has had a long association with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. He has won three Olivier Awards along the way. His television and film work includes playing the Duke of Windsor in The Crown and Alan Bennett in The Lady in the Van.

John Cameron