The Queen of Corinth

Celebrate Read Not Dead’s 25th Anniversary with this hard hitting tale of war and peace by Fletcher, Massinger and Nathan Field.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


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Public booking opens Wednesday 19 February, 10.00am.

Wooed by one man and promised to another, the Corinthian general’s sister Merione becomes a pawn in peace negotiations between Corinth and Argos. Meanwhile, the Corinthian Queen must navigate her own marriage prospects whilst determining the innocence of her son in recent misdeeds. Whose blood must be spilled, and at what cost, before the two nations can come together in peace?

Join us for this lively script-in-hand performance and celebrate 25 years of our popular Read Not Dead series.

The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play once and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon. 

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline-driven and inventive. 

Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead 



Standing £5

Seated from £10

20% Discount on seated tickets for Members and Students

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 3 hours

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