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Get your Greek on with an all-day reading of ‘The Iliad’

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Daisy Bowie-Sell

More than 60 actors are today taking part in an all-day reading of Homer’s epic poem ‘The Iliad’. The likes of Simon Russell Beale, Simon Callow, Bertie Carvel, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Hattie Morahan, Tobias Menzies and Tim Pigott-Smith are all reading sections of the work throughout the day at the British Museum, while their performances are live streamed from the Almeida website.

The actors kicked off at the British Museum at 9am this morning and continue until about 7pm before heading over to the Almeida Theatre to finish off from 8pm till late.

It’s completely free to head over the British Museum to watch however much you can handle today, but tickets to the sections at the Almeida are all sold out. But never fear! You can watch it all live from the comfort of your own home on the Almeida’s website, or follow #iliadlive and @iliadlive on Twitter.

Read more about the Almeida’s Greeks season.

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