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The Saga of Samson - Two plays adapted from Milton and the Bible

21 Feb 2018 19:30 - 20:45

One of the Bible’s most sensational tales will be performed in a new and powerful double bill at St John’s College.

Audiences will be taken to the very heart of the story of Samson, first as it is narrated in the Bible, and then in a tragic drama by John Milton. Experienced actors will perform the live readings in Ancient Greek and English, while English surtitles are discreetly projected onto a screen. The voices will be accompanied by paintings and expressive music from Milton’s time.

Presented under the title The Saga of Samson, the semi-staged readings will take place in the College’s Old Divinity School on St John’s Street in central Cambridge on February 21 and 22, both starting at 7.30pm. Entry is free and the event is open to all but early bookings are recommended. Places may be reserved here.

You can find out more about this event here on the College website.