Sign up for continental news and offers

Whats On

Iphigenia

Thursday, 16 January 2014 - 8:00pm
 
AS FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4 WOMAN'S HOUR
 
The oldest play by a woman in English (Lady Jane Lumley c. 1555), performed by the North West's new all-female classical theatre company.
 
Iphigenia tells the story of the fallout following Paris' kidnapping of Helen. The Grecians have formed their army and navy - the 'host' - in order to get her back. But they can't sail any further unless their leader Agamemnon sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia to the goddess Diana.
 
Lumley's play, which is also the earliest known translation of Euripides into English, is surprisingly modern-sounding and is filled with dark humour.
 
The Rose Company was formed in 2013 with the aim of making classical texts living breathing pieces of theatre and to showcase North West actresses. 
 
Iphigenia starts at 8pm on Thursday 16th January 2014. 
 
Running time: 70 minutes
 
Tickets are just £5 (all seats) and are available online NOW from Seetickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle 
 
In person from The Continental's Bar (01772 499 425) & Preston Visitor Information (01772 253 731) from next week. 
 
 
 
 
M T W T F S S
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31