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Reviews

  • Four stars

    The Evening Standard

    "Sweeping and confident production of Shakespeare's rarely performed tragedy."
  • WhatsOnStage

    "Gregory Doran's epic Mad Max post-apocalypse style Troilus and Cressida, with its swaggering yet flawed superheroes and ill-fated young lovers, opens with a clash of percussion instruments so loud, the night I saw it many of the audience jumped in their seats."
  • Three stars

    The Guardian

    "Adjoa Andoh memorably brings out the manipulative monstrosity behind Ulysses’s beguiling rhetoric, literally loading the dice when it comes to the choice of a Greek champion to fight Hector. Oliver Ford Davies is a classic Pandarus, brimming over with senile prurience so that even a line such as “I’ll go get a fire” gains a lurking suggestiveness. "

Cast & creative team

Characters

  • Priam
    Ewart James Walters
  • Hector
    Daniel Hawksford
  • Andromache
    Gabby Wong
  • Paris
    Geoffrey Lumb
  • Helen
    Daisy Badger
  • Troilus
    Gavin Fowler
  • Cassandra
    Charlotte Arrowsmith
  • Helenus
    Mikhail Sen
  • Polyxena
    Esther McAuley
  • Aeneas
    Amanda Harris
  • Pandarus
    Oliver Ford Davies
  • Cressida
    Amber James
  • Clachas
    Helen Grady
  • Alexandra
    Leigh Quinn
  • Servant
    Nicole Agada
  • Agamemnon
    Suzanne Bertish
  • Menelaus
    Andrew Langtree
  • Ulysses
    Adjoa Andoh
  • Nestor
    Jim Hooper
  • Achilles
    Andy Apollo
  • Patroclus
    James Cooney
  • Ajax
    Theo Ogundipe
  • Diomed
    Daniel Burke
  • Thersites
    Sheila Reid

Team

  • William Shakespeare
    Writer
  • Gregory Doran
    Director
  • Niki Turner
    Designer
  • Evelyn Glennie
    Music
  • Robin Lough
    Screen Director
  • Matt Daw
    Lighting
  • Dave Price
    Co-Composer and Sound
  • Sian Williams
    Movement
  • Terry King
    Fights