UCL Greek and Latin Department presents


Plato’s Symposium


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Wednesday 8th February 2023 - 7.30pm
Thursday 9th February 2023 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Friday 10th February 2023 - 2.30pm & 7.30pm



A heartbreak spanning centuries. What is love? Do soulmates really exist? Join Alcibiades in crashing one of the most famous dinner parties you’ll ever come across as Plato redefines what it means to be beautiful.


Age guidance: 15+
Running time: approx 2 hours


Evening performances on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th will include a pre-show talk in the theatre (included in the ticket).

Thursday 9th, 6.45-7.15pm
Dr Frisbee Scheffield (Cambridge) ‘Platonic love: Lessons from the Symposium’

Friday 10th, 6.45-7.15pm
Professor Edith Hall (Durham) ‘What has Plato's Symposium got to do with theatre?

Pre-show talks will be filmed - by buying a ticket you give permission to be filmed for this purpose.


Public workshops (limited capacities due to nature of activity)

Wednesday 8th, 4-5.30pm
Dr Michael Loy (BSA Assistant Director) ‘Plato and Archaeology’. Location TBC but will be close to Bloomsbury Theatre. BOOK HERE

Thursday 9th, 4-5.30pm
Dr Helen Eastman (Theatre Director) ‘Plato’s Symposium: A Theatre Workshop’. Location: Bloomsbury Studio (below Bloomsbury Theatre) BOOK HERE

Friday 10th, 4-5.30pm
Dr Caterina Pellò (Nottingham) ‘Teacher, Priestess, and Intellectual: A Woman Philosopher in Plato's Symposium’ Location TBC but will be close to Bloomsbury Theatre BOOK HERE


To learn more about the annual UCL Greek and Latin plays (which began in 1987) please visit BOOK HERE

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