Cheek By Jowl

22 April 2009 - 2 May 2009 / 19:15
Silk Street Theatre


subject to availability
 sold out

The Trojan War ended in a blaze of shame, a massacre of horrific proportions. Now the children of Troy’s Greek conquerors face the impossible task of living up to their immortalised parents. Hector’s widow, Andromaque, lives only to save her son. When the Greeks demand his surrender, she faces an appalling dilemma.

In a radical new production by Cheek by Jowl, Racine’s French classic exposes our capacity for self deception with lacerating clarity.

Performance time: 19.15 (14:00 25 Apr 2 May)
Running time: 135 mins/plus interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

Age guidance 16+

In French with English surtitles

Pre-show talk 27 Apr

By Jean Racine
Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Produced by C.I.C.T/ Théàtre des Bouffes du Nord
In a co-production with Théàtre du Nord, Lille and Cheek by Jowl

Part of Paris Calling, a Franco-British season of performing arts

Are you on Facebook? Join our group!

bite: the best international dance, music and theatre in London



Do Something Different: Other events on at the barbican
The Barbican Exhibition: Designing for a Living City
19 Mar 16 - 16 Oct 16 / Foyer, Level G
Information info

Barbican Film Quiz
29 Feb 16 / Benugo Beech Street
Information info

Barbican Young Poets Showcase
23 Mar 16 / Frobisher Auditorium 1
Information info  Book tickets book

Barbican Shakespeare Weekender: Play On
5 - 6 Mar 16 / Barbican Centre
Information info