- FROM GREECE TO THE WORLD
- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYARTS & CULTURE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONLondon
- GRANT LOCATIONUNITED KINGDOM
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.almeida.co.uk
For partial support towards Almeida Greeks, a season program of ancient Greek plays, readings, talks and events. The Festival, inspired in form and spirit by the Greek Dionysia, includes Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Euripides’ Bakkhai and Medea adapted by three contemporary writers for today’s audiences. The writers took society’s old myths and made them new, changed them and explored them. In addition they host a festival of other works in the theatre and off-site, including responses, talks, readings and panels celebrating the relevance of classical art in contemporary society.
The Almeida Theatre, founded in 1981, is a 325 seat theatre in North London which has a reputation for innovation and excellence, both nationally and internationally. It produces a diverse range of drama for an audience of more than 92,000 people per year.