The Classics department enjoyed a day trip to Cambridge to watch a performance, entirely delivered in ancient greek, of sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonos. The play which focuses on the end of Oedipus’ tragic life was written shortly before Sophocles’s own death in 406 BC and produced by his grandson (also called Sophocles) at the Festival of Dionysus in 401 BC. In many ways it can be seen as a heroic narrative since the Oedipus the audience sees at the end of the drama is so mighty that his aid is sought by both the cities of Thebes and Athens. This was a powerful interpretation with some fine performances: Creon was suitably unctuous and self-serving whilst the anger of Oedipus at the latter’s duplicity and  the curse he proceeds to lay upon his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, were respectively uncontainable and chilling.