Troilus and Cressida

Cheek by Jowl

22 May 2008 - 14 June 2008 / 19:15, 14:30

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The Trojan War, the defining legend of western literature, is stripped to its raw heart in Shakespeare’s scathing satire on glory, chivalry and doomed love. After seven years of fighting, the Greeks and the Trojans have reached a stalemate. As each renews its thirst for bloodshed, they discover that heroes and heroines do not only fall in battle.

By turns terrifying, hilarious, and passionate Troilus and Cressida will be Cheek by Jowl’s most ambitious, large-scale production to date. This four week run as part of bite08 is the only opportunity to see Cheek by Jowl’s English language work in the UK this year.

Performance time: 19:15 (also 14:30 31 May 7 14 Jun)
Running time: 190 min/ inc interval

The Barbican Theatre will be transformed for this production, with a limited number of seats.

Captioned performance 31 May 14:30
Student tickets available via Box Office 0845 120 7511
Pre Show Talk 3 Jun

Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Associate and Movement Director Jane Gibson
Lighting design by Judith Greenwood
Music by Catherine Jayes

Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with barbicanbite 08 , Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale and Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague

Supported by Arts Council England

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