Sixth Form Classicists travelled to Warwick University to see a very lively and entertaining production of Aristophanes’ Frogs, introduced by Dr Emmauella Bakola and visiting Professor Toph Marshall.

The girls appreciated the comedy between Dionysus and his slave, Xanthias, and particularly enjoyed the formal debate between tragedian Euripides and Aeschylus – restyled as a rap battle. The evening had all the bizarre hallmarks of Greek comedy, with Frogs wearing swim caps and Hercules in his furry leopard-skin jacket. It was a thoroughly entertaining way to encounter this Greek classic and has given us all food for thought about how a Greek play could be successfully adapted for a 21st century audience.