By Edith Hall.


By Edith Hall.

Actors’ Touring Company

Edith was Classical Consultant to the Actors’ Touring Company as they prepared for their autumn 2017 production of Aeschylus’ Suppliants with reconstructions of his other plays in the same cycle. The production will use evidence like this vase-painting.



Interviewed by Yana Zarifi of Thiasos Theatre Company after a production of Hippolytus


Working with the Gardzienice Centre for Theatre Practices

Edith is Academic Consultant to this pioneering theatre company, based near Lublin in south-eastern Poland. Its director Wlodzimierz Staniewski repeatedly turns to ancient Greek theatre both for his repertoire and his vision of theatre performance, and has assisted in the development of his Pythian Oratorio and Iphigenia in Tauris (pictured below) to add to his Euripidean productions Iphigenia in Aulis and Electra.


Edith persuaded the poet and dramatist Tony Harrison…

Edith persuaded the poet and dramatist Tony Harrison, recent winner of the David Cohen Prize 2015, the Pen/Pinter Prize and the European prize for Literature…


Working with Ian Rickson and Kristin Scott Thomas at the Old Vic

Edith was official consultant to Ian Rickson, director of Sophocles’ Electra starring Kristin Scott Thomas at the Old Vic, oepning September 2014


Working with Theatercombinat

In March-June 2008 Edith acted as consultant and visiting speaker for Claudia Bosse’s production with Theatercombinat of Aeschylus’ Persians in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, the city which once gave Adolf Hitler his German citizenship. The production involved training several hundred members of the Braunschweig public as the chorus.


Abbey Theatre Dublin

Edith recorded a podcast interview with director Conor Hanratty of the Abbey Theatre’s online Persians 2020 here:


National Theatre

Edith has been consultant to the cast and director of the NT’s 2018-19 Antony and Cleopatra on the play’s historiical background.


Royal Shakespeare Company

Edith was Classical Consultant to Kimberley Sykes’ production of the RSC’s 2017 Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage starring Chipo Chung


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Vice Versa

Edith was Classical Consultant to the RSC’s new 2017 ‘Roman’ comedy, after Plautus, Vice Versa by Phil Porter. Her programme essay is available in the pdf below


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Working with Northern Broadsides and Helen Eastman

In an exciting  initiative funded by the AHRC, Edith co-supervised a  PhD student, Helen  Eastman (already an established theatre writer, director  and producer), with Barrie Rutter (above) and Sue Andrews…


Edith has advised Rikki Henry, BBC Performing Arts Fellow at the HOME theatre, Manchester, on his forthcoming production of Sophocles’ Oedipus.


Bridge Theatre

Edith advised Nick Hytner on classical Amazons and wrote the programme essay for the Bridge Theatre’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019)


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National Theatre Platform on comic slaves and servants at the Olivier, ‘Serving Up A Laugh’, with Tony Robinson and others. Sat 24 Mar, 2012, 10.30am.