Recovering Dido

Free entry - no registration required.

A new play, retelling the story of Dido the legendary queen of Carthage, is being developed at the University of Durham as part of a Visiting Fellowship – the result of an academic-creative collaboration between Prof. Edith Hall and Dr Magdalena Zira.


The APGRD event at 3pm on 20 November will combine live performance of excerpts from the text, video from the play’s first version in Cyprus in 2022, and live song from Nicoletta Demetriou, who performs the role of the female bard in the play. Magdalena Zira will discuss elements of structure, content and form, with emphasis on the play’s feminist poetics and its intertextual links with the many literary iterations of Dido’s life.


All welcome; no booking required. 

Accessibility: The Pavilion is on the ground floor, with step-free access and automated doors. There is step-free access to an accessible toilet next to the foyer. Please see the Access Guide for further details of St Hilda's and the Pavilion's accessibility, including parking options for Blue badge holders.