I think I mentioned this when we last met and floated the vague possibility of attending a performance there. I discover that the amphitheatre, originally built on a disused chalk pit under the directions of a former headmaster of the college, a Doctor Grey, in 1890, has been undergoing reconstruction and has just completed its final phase so it should be ready for a performance this summer 2014. I have sent an email to the headmaster to find out further details of the forthcoming performance.
You can read more about the reconstruction project and the amphitheatre here.
The last time I was there was 1983 when I went with my Greek master and a colleague to see a performance of Antigone. I remember the experience as totally engrossing so if we can pull this off as a Legendum daytrip for the summer – I think it could well be a highlight of the year! The college is in Berkshire just off the M4 near Reading and about 2 hours by car, so although not close, it is a feasible day trip distance. I will keep you posted with any developments as to more details and once they are known we can make some logistical plans to get us all there and back.
The date of the performance is around the middle of June this year, but I will give you more accurate info the minute I get it.