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George goes home – on tour

10 May, 2018 — By John Gulliver

George Eugeniou. Photo: Angela Cobbinah

GEORGE Eugeniou, actor, director and playwright, all at 87 years of age, is soon off to Cyprus, his native land, to tour with his three short plays about justice, a theme on which Sophocles built his great works.

An ardent patriot, George keeps alive the flame of his fellow Cypriots whose island is, as he sees it, half-occupied by Turkey.

He has run the unique little theatre space Theatro Technis, in Crowndale Road, Camden Town, for more than 40 years where, inevitably, plays with a Greek background are performed along with an eclectic mix of modern British offerings. I have seen some wonderful productions at the Technis, including a memorable version of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis by Corin Redgrave.

George Eugeniou began his life in the theatre in the 1950s, appearing at the legendary Theatre Royal Stratford East, under Joan Littlewood, as well as in several films.

On his return from his Cyprus Trilogy tour he will get back to fundraising – hopefully with Lottery support – for his latest scheme, a bank of studios attached to his theatre.

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