Mad(e) in Hades

Hills Building (R3 on map) Room 1.20
Arts and Science Festival, Performance
Wednesday 19th March 2014 (20:00-21:30)
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Pay-what-you-can on the night. Bookings can also be made in advance - please email

Greeting, my house! And greeting, doorway to my hearth!

 What happiness to see you, as I come at last

Back to the living world!

Having dealt with the three-headed guard dog of Hades, Heracles returns home to save his family from the tyrannical Lycus. Unfortunately for his own wife and children, Heracles' killing has only just begun.....

Written by students of the University of Birmingham’s Masters Playwriting course, under the guidance of Course Convenor playwright Fraser Grace, these three new solo plays present a startlingly modern take on ancient story.

Directed with a professional cast by Robert Ball, in a script-in-hand performance, this event aims to raise funds for the annual Playwright’s Workshop, which will showcase student thesis plays later in the year. Support your local playwrights!

This event is presented by the Department of Drama & Theatre Arts, in partnership with Cultural Engagement, as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: