Learn about the festival of Dionysus and the songs, dances and dramas which lit up the celebrations.
Hear the story of Perseus and his flight against the snake-headed Gorgon, Medusa. Discover the secrets of masked performance and try your hand at making your own Greek play.
Perseus and the Gorgon’s Head uses a variety of specially constructed masks and props to explore the principles behind the theatre of the Ancient Greeks.
“The four days of performance were a city festival, open to foreigners as well as citizens, a time when business was suspended, when even prisoners were let out on bail so that they could attend.”
Bernard Knox. Introduction to The Three Theban Plays. Penguin 1984