The second production by the Half Moon Theatre company at Half Moon Theatre, financed by the proceeds from the opening production, In the Cities of the Jungle.
Alkestis is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. It presents the story of Alcestis, the wife of Admetus, who according to Greek mythology sacrificed her own life in order to bring her husband back from the dead.
Maurice Colbourne, who directed and performed in the play, called it “a satirical piece about the conflicts between the individual and the public interest in a ‘democracy'”.
Thanks to the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) for the programme, www.apgrd.ox.ac