Greek was Mark-Anthony Turnage’s retelling of the Oedipus myth. Based on the original play by Stephen Berkoff, Greek was premiered in collaboration with the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2017. In February 2018, the production was performed at The Theatre Royal, Glasgow, to further critical acclaim. 

The creative team included the exciting young director Joe Hill-Gibbons, designer Johannes Schütz and the critically lauded Scottish Opera Music director, Stuart Stratford.

In its co-production with Scottish Opera, it will now tour to Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and other opera houses around the world.

The Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera co-production of Greek, presented at the Edinburgh International Festival 5 and 6 August 2017, was made possible by generous support from:

  • The Howard and Sarah Solomon Foundation

  • Denise Coates Foundation

And with many thanks for funding from:

  • The KT Wong Foundation

  • The Boltini Trust


Alex Otterburn (Eddy) 

Susan Bullock (Mother) 

Andrew Shore (Father) 

Allison Cook (Wife)


Greek will be presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for four performances on 5th, 6th and 8th December 2018 at 7:30pm and on the 9th December at 3pm.



Greek in the Press

The Times


'A razor-sharp production showed Mark-Anthony Turnage's work has lost none of its scabrous power.' 

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The Guardian


'Oedipus opera update as relevant and risqué as ever.' 

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The telegraph 


're-unveiling of EIF's past glory is mesmerising when it works.' 

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The Spectator

'Terrific production of a bona fide modern classic' 

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the herald 


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The Herald also gave ★★★★★ for the production in Theatre Royal, Glasgow, describing it as 'a classic of our time'. Read the article here


The scotsman 


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The stage 


'Brash, lurid production proves Mark-Anthony Turnage's dystopian opera is as relevant as ever.' 

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'A lively update on Oedipus'

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