The Penelopiad

George Cadbury Hall
Thursday 23 February (19:30) - Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30)

We are the maids, 
the ones you failed, 
the ones you killed. 

The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. 
Directed by Jo Gleave

Penelope- a symbol of wifely devotion , endures twenty years of waiting when her husband Odysseus goes to fight in the Trojan war.  When he finally does return home he kills her suitors and then, in an act that served as little more than a footnote in Homer's original story, ruthlessly hangs Penelope's twelve maids. Now Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story. Adapted from Margaret Attwood’s novel of the same name.


  • 23 February 2023 - 19:30
  • 24 February 2023 - 19:30
  • 25 February 2023 - 14:00
  • 25 February 2023 - 19:30

Tickets: £8 (£5 concessionary rate) 
Concessions: Full time students, Under 16s, Over 60s & UoB Staff. Only one discount is available per ticket and valid ID must be presented where applicable.
Tickets are available online until 15 minutes after curtain up for that specific performance. 
Box Office (enquiries only - no booking): 0121 414 5676 

Free parking is available to the rear of the theatre.