Date:Thu 04 & Fri 05 Aug 2022
Venue:J2 (seated show)
Price:£15 (£12 conc)

Presented by Jazz Hands Productions

Have you heard the story of the little old town?

Inspired by the classic Greek myth, Persephone is a heartwarming new musical featuring an original folk-rock score.

The rural town of Olympus has fallen into a steady rhythm under the fixed control of Zeus. Immortality grows rife, power is corrupt and nothing is a secret for long. Yet for the young Persephone, who lives hidden away in the fields, the little old town is nothing but a story. 

With the arrival of a mysterious stranger, Persephone is set on a journey that’ll entwine her with the little old town forever. For this is a world of folklore, but also a world of immortality, and when you live forever there is one thing everyone craves but no one can keep for long: youth.

Described by critics as a "slick, substantial and thrilling show" (Daily Info) and "the best of classical versus modern storytelling" (Breaking the Fourth Wall), this new musical by Emma Hawkins and Carrie Penn premiered to great commercial and critical success at the Oxford Playhouse in November 2021, and it is now visiting the Junction Theatre for 2 shows only on its tour this summer.

Other tour dates:

9-10 August, Little Theatre, Doncaster

12-14 August, Valley Community Theatre, Liverpool

17 - 21 August, The Courtyard, London

“A superb production” - ★★★★ - North West End UK

“Not all musicals ‘immediately’ grab the audience from the get-go, but Persephone puts its higher profile peers to shame with its readily memorable songs and the best of modern versus classical storytelling.” – ★★★★– Breaking the Fourth Wall 

“Heart-breaking, heartfelt and witty, Persephone is one to watch” – Ox in a Box

“A slick, substantial and thrilling show” – Daily Info

“The emphasis on the bonds forged between women, regardless of the circumstances that led them there, is palpable in Persephone. [...] The women are interesting, complex, and more than just the companions of other immortal beings.” – Cherwell

Age: 15+ (depictions of sexual assault, emotional abuse and miscarriage, mentions of mental illness)

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (inc interval)


Cambridge Junction works closely with groups and organisations to provide a safe, welcoming space for everyone. We are a venue that strives to be inclusive and promote equality for all. If you have any access requirements or questions please contact Cambridge Junction prior to your visit so we can make your experience as convenient as possible. For more information about accessibility please click HERE.

J2 has flat floor access.

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