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This was a very special year for the King’s College Greek Play, an annual tradition that began back in 1953 and has now reached its 60th anniversary. To celebrate this momentous occasion, King’s College London put on a special Reunion Lunch before the penultimate matinee performance of Oedipus at Colonus on Friday 15th February 2013.

Sharing memories

The reunion lunch was a real success with over 60 alumni who had been involved in the Greek Play in past years coming together. An enjoyable hour was spent reminiscing and catching up over lunch.  Some alumni brought photos along with them and Gordon Adams, a member of the 60th reunion group, even brought a photo album which brought many smiles as it was passed amongst the tables. After lunch Professor Brian Sparkes, who starred as Hippolytus in the first Greek Play in 1953, and Michael Dale, whose reunion group were celebrating their 50th anniversary, both made speeches about their memories of the play which were both thoughtful and very funny.

A unique tradition

At the drinks reception after the performance everyone raised a glass to the Classics Department for keeping this wonderful tradition alive. After all, The King’s College Greek Play is the only production in the country which takes place every year in original Greek. Students from this year’s play came to chat with those that attended. The most commonly asked question seemed to be how they managed to remember all their lines in Greek!

If you missed this occasion then don’t worry: the Classics Department will be putting on a special second Greek Play during Alumni Weekend, taking place on 8 June. Details of this event will be available on the Alumni website in the coming months. If you were part of the play and would like to get a reunion group together for this occasion then do get in touch with


Some words of thanks...

'The Greek Play reunion went very well and everyone in the "Electra" group said what a good occasion it had been. The presentation glasses were an unexpected and very well received touch.' - Michael Dale

'Very many thanks from our group for organising an excellent reunion on Friday. I am glad Brian was able to speak about out early experience of the play and it was good to hear another alumnus tell of his time at King's and their production of the play.'- Gordon Adams

'We all thought that it was delightful and memorable occasion.'- Christine



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