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Three with ancient Greek themes

By | Published on Monday 7 August 2023

Three shows with ancient Greek themes at Edinburgh Festival 2023…

Trojan Women | Festival Theatre | 9-11 Aug (pictured)
I am a big fan of ancient stuff and classical stuff, and myths and all that, so it didn’t take much for me to find an Ancient Greek theme amongst all the events taking place at the Edinburgh Festival this summer. I mean, there were loads, actually, so I had to make tough decisions to get it down to three recommendations. But my first choice is the Edinburgh International Festival’s ‘Trojan Women’, which looks amazing. Info and tickets here.

Athena | theSpace @ Surgeons Hall | 21-26 Aug
This one’s a little different and you could argue that the connection to ancient Greek culture is maybe a bit more tenuous. It’s an a cappella show, back by popular demand, that offers “a live experience that combines original music inspired by Greek mythology and fresh arrangements of modern hits”. Which is interesting, right? Info and tickets here.

Maz Evans: Myths and Mayhem | Baillie Gifford West Court | 18 Aug
For this last one we’re headed over to Edinburgh’s beloved Book Festival and a date with Maz Evans, who is going to delight kids aged nine and over with a bit of a Greek adventure and an introduction to a “gang of misfit immortals”. She’s the author of internationally bestselling series ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ and promises an anarchic hour of fun and games. Info and tickets here.