Arcola Theatre · 08 AUG - 18 AUG

Part Of Grimeborn Opera Festival


Greek is a riotous, contemporary retelling of the Oedipus myth, based on the verse play by Steven Berkoff (East, Decadence).

Mark-Anthony Turnage and Jonathan Moore’s groundbreaking and radical work sent shockwaves through the opera world when it premiered in 1988. The Sunday Times called it “riveting total theatre … a resounding, unanimous triumph”.

Now, on the thirtieth anniversary of his original staging, director Jonathan Moore brings his East End masterpiece home, in a brand new production for the Grimeborn Opera Festival.

Live music, performed in English

Critic reviews

Although its social message cuts less sharply than it did in 1988, this energetic revival of Greek still hits you in the ears and eyes and doesn’t let up

The Stage

Dark, tender, disturbing, and viscerally compelling

Broadway World

It’s dark, edgy, bloody, and disturbing. It isn’t for the faint-hearted

Theatre Cat

Turnage's Greek is that rare thing in opera: a dizzy broth of bruising language and scalding imagery


Date & time

Show ended
Wed 8 Aug - Sat 18 Aug, 7.30pm


Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin St E8 3DL London, UK · Get Directions
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