LONDON'S ROMAN AMPHITHEATER
RE-OPENS TONIGHT AFTER 1,500 YEARS
LONDON's Roman Amphitheater, hidden under the Guildhall, re-opens tonight for its first play for 1,500 years, a production of Euripides' tragedy, "Medea."
The remains of the 5,000 seat Amphitheatre, which dates from approximately 70 AD, were discovered by archaeologists in 1988.
The production of "Medea," which runs from March 13-16, is the first play to be staged in the venue for 1,500 years.
Musical Director Anna Raphaeline said that working on the project had been "an amazing experience."
"It goes between being quite an eerie place because of the history involved, and a very calm place because it's a real secret locked away," she added.