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It's All Greek To Me (Hilary, 2017)

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The Oxford University Light Entertainment Society is proud to present 'It's All Greek To Me!', an epic (musical) tale of gods and heroes in a quest to stop Hades' questionably realistic evil plans to take over Olympus. Unexpected heroes, mildly terrifying villains, some really dodgy accents, and an enormous amount of wine await!



The (Relatively) Good Immortal Ones

  • Zeus - Markus “Vigorously shaking my thunderbolt” Beeken (brasenose)
  • Athena - Reva “Radiance of divine essence” Butensky (Mansfield Institute of Technology)
  • Dionysus - Jay “France doesn't exist!” Jivani

The Villainous Immortal Ones

The Heroic Gang

  • Ariadne - Elsa “Pissed at the patriarchy” Kienberger (Pacific Lutheran University)
  • Penelope - Velina “Can my eyebrows go any higher?” Robinson (Mansfield)
  • Helen of Troy - Emma “You can have my autograph later” Bates (Univ)
  • Hercules - Jake “Can go the distance ;)” Griffiths (Brasenose)
  • Theseus - Becky “I regret nothing!” Hicks (Oriel)
  • Jason - Bianca “I regret everything” Darolti
  • Perseus - Neil “Just kill me now” Suchak (LMH)


  • Mindaros - James “SPARTA!!!” Marsden (ex-Corpus)
  • Leonidas - Will “Shut up, Mindaros!” Mason
  • Stellios - Jasper Rose “Shut up, Minders.” Russell (ex-Merton)
  • Stellios (Tues) - Leo “Just a bit strange” Tucker (Wadham)

Odysseus and Crew

  • Odysseus - Branoc “I'll learn my lines, honest” Richards (Magdalen)
  • Timon - George “What a stupid name” Tall (St Edmund Hall)
  • Pericles - Benjamin “Ludicrous hack” Kybett (Magdalen)
  • Alcibiades - Tristan “Go with the scary magic lady” Cresswell (Sheffield)

Assorted Greeks with Occasional Romans

  • Delphine - Sofia “It's not drugs!” Gomezllata (St Anne's)
  • Silenus - Katie “Satyrical” Moore (Ex-Magdalen)
  • Melly - Matilda “It's not even subtext” Tempest (Mansfield)
  • Melly (Tues) - Alex “Shiny new chariot” Brinkmann-Young (St. Anne's)
  • Clodia - Alex “I have had enough fake news!” Brinkmann-Young (St. Anne's)
  • Antinous - Efi “Playing hard to get” Gauthier (Formerly St Hugh's)
  • Elatus - Beth “Massive sword” Mabbutt (LMH Alumnus)
  • Ctessipus - Irina “Woah, pretty lady” Boeru


  • Director - Leo “Don't sound aroused” Tucker (Wadham)
  • Assistant Director - James “Thanks for talking” Carter (Ex-Magdalen)
  • Writer - Benjamin “How many Neoplatonism jokes can I have?” Kybett (Magdalen)
  • Producers - Georgie “Authentic Greek costumes” Atton (Somerville) and Ana “…but sadly with less nudity” Pagu (St. Edmund Hall)
  • Musical Director - Perry “Entirely brilliant and practical” Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield)
  • Stage Manager - Benjamin “Inevitable disaster” Kybett (Magdalen)
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Beth “No clue what I'll be doing” Mabbutt (LMH Alumnus)
  • Lighting Technician - Georgie “Ooh, sliders” Atton (Somerville)
  • Prop and Costume Master - Georgie “It'll be okay, I have safety pins” Atton (Somerville)
  • Armour Sculptors - Georgie “How many programme quotes do I get?” Atton (Somerville) and George “Name of my sex tape” Gurney
  • Helping Hand - Efi “Pass the scissors” Gauthier (Formerly St Hugh's)


  • A Little Bit of Adventure Cameron “Will we make them learn it at the dress rehearsal?” Alsop (Formerly St Catherine's) and Matilda “Would we do such a thing?” Tempest (Mansfield)
  • This Hero's Day - Markus “Swirly nipples” Beeken (Brasenose) and Jake “Judith’s personal muse” Griffiths (Brasenose)
  • Silenus' Training - Katie “Disney’s going to sue us” Moore (ex-Magdalen)
  • Will You Marry Me? - Asha “AHA!” Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) and Perry “PHA!” Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield)
  • Underworld - Perry “Ana’s personal vocal coach” Hartland-Asbury (ex-Mansfield)
  • Labour of Love - Judith ”Jake’s personal songwriter” Moore (Balliol)
  • Finale - Judith “Every single final song ever” Moore (Balliol)

Script and Programme


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Flosscars Wins

Best HeroineElsa Kienberger for Ariadne
Best Morally Ambiguous PersonJake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Hercules
Best Double/Group ActLily Miles (Hertford) and Tzveta Pokrovska (Queen's) for The Chorus
Most Spurious AccentWill Mason, Jasper Rose Russell (ex-Merton) and James Marsden (ex-Corpus) for The Spartans
Best Writer(s)Benjamin Kybett (Magdalen) for It's All Greek To Me
Best SongJudith Moore (Balliol) for Labour of Love
Best Worst PropLeo Tucker (Wadham) for The 3 inch sword
Best Cock-up Backstage or During RehearsalsThe Greek Cast for The Hero Centipede
Best Ad-LibJake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Suavely catching Asha's bra
Best Audience Participation / HeckleAsha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose), Judith Moore (Balliol) and Fitzy for maybe if we give them a Flosscar they'll stop throwing underwear on the stage?
Best Quote During a Show (from a script)Leonidas for 'This guy says his grandfather was my anus'
The 'Beyond the Call of Duty' Award for Going Beyond the Call of DutyGeorgie Atton (Somerville) and George Gurney for Spending hours upon hours sculpting many sets of armour

Flosscars Nominations

Best HeroBecky Hicks(Oriel) for Theseus
Jay Jivani for Dionysus
Bianca Daroltifor Jason
Neil Suchak(LMH) for Perseus
Branoc Richards(Magdalen) for Odysseus
Best Heroine Velina Robinson(Mansfield) for Penelope
Sofia Gomezllata(St Anne's) for Delphine
Emma Bates (Univ) for Helen of Troy
Best Villain Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) for Hades
Ana Pagu(St. Edmund Hall) for Persephone
Isabella Morris(St John's College) for Charon
Best Morally Ambiguous Person Markus Beeken(brasenose) for Zeus
Best Double/Group Act Neil Suchak (LMH), Bianca Daroltiand Becky Hicks (Oriel) for The Greek Heroes
Will Mason, Jasper Rose Russell (ex-Merton) and James Marsden (ex-Corpus) for The Spartans
Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) and Alexandra Brinkmann-Young (St. Anne's) for Hercules and Claudia
Best Couple Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) and Ana Pagu(St. Edmund Hall) for Hades and Persephone
Matilda Tempest (Mansfield) and Velina Robinson(Mansfield) for Melly and Penelope
Most Spurious Accent Katie Moore (Ex-Magdalen) for Silenus
Best Directing Team Leo Tucker (Wadham) and James Carter (Ex-Magdalen) for It's All Greek To Me
Best Song Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) and Asha Hartland-Asbury (Brasenose) for The Suitors' Song
Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) and Markus Beeken(brasenose) for This Hero's Day
Katie Moore (Ex-Magdalen) for Hero Be
Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) for Underworld
Best Costume Georgie Atton (Somerville) and George Gurney for The Armour
Jay Jivani for Dionysus
Ana Pagu(St. Edmund Hall) for Persephone
Will Mason for Leonidas
Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Togas
Katie Moore (Ex-Magdalen) for Silenus
Markus Beeken(brasenose) for Zeus's Nipples
Best Worst Prop Judith Moore (Balliol) for The Chorus Masks
Best Best Prop Judith Moore(St Hugh's) for Hercules' Autobiography
Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Greek Columns
Georgie Atton (Somerville) for Athena's Shield
Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for The Brownie
Judith Moore(St Hugh's) for The Hippogriff Head from Orlando Furioso
Best Cock-up During a PerformanceThe JDP for Not fixing their lighting rig and causing it to strobe
Benjamin Kybett (Magdalen) for Walking on stage at the wrong time, vaguely nodding, walking off again
Best Cock-up Backstage or During Rehearsals Lily Miles (Hertford) for Breaking Ben's priceless red wine
Branoc Richards(Magdalen) for 'Horse full of wooden Greeks'
Best Ad-Lib Elsa Kienberger for 'No! Don't go into the light!'
Best Audience Participation / HeckleThe entire audience for 'So what, I hear you ask!' 'So what!'
The entire audience for 'I'm trying to do serious theatre' 'Oh no you're not!'
Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) for 'You haven't got a pianist!' 'Darling, if there's one thing I've got…'
Best Quote During a Show (from a script)Theseus for 'I regret nothing!'
Silenus for 'Call me did you what just?'
Pericles for 'some ludicrous hack of a so-called comedy writer'
Charon for 'I'm basically a very, very glorified chauffeur'
Pericles for 'I was too young sir. I'm 35 now'
Persephone for 'You ever tried fighting a season, bitch?'
Best Worst Line-Learner Branoc Richards(Magdalen) for It's All Greek To Me
Katie Moore (Ex-Magdalen) for It's All Greek To Me
The 'Ooh you luvvie' Award for Actually Being Able to ActBecky Hicks(Oriel) for Theseus
Perry Hartland-Asbury (Ex-Mansfield) for Hades
Katie Moore (Ex-Magdalen) for Silenus
Lily Miles (Hertford) for Phoebe
The 'Beyond the Call of Duty' Award for Going Beyond the Call of Duty Branoc Richards(Magdalen) for Learning his lines before the all day rehearsal for Greek
The badger for Not distracting the cast like last year
Sebastian Fox (Mansfield) for Offering to learn an entire part when it looked like a cast member was going to be ill
Emma Bates (Univ) for Going on stage while almost dying because they were sick
Jake Griffiths (Brasenose) for Skinning his feet in Greek during the song
Will Mason for Destroying his voice during Greek
Neil, Bianca, and Becky for recording the Greek trailer barefoot in freezing temperatures
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