RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida [12A]

Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham

Wednesday 14th November 2018

7:00pm til 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 12

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another.

 

RSC Live: Troilus and Cressida [12A] on Wednesday 14th November 2018

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle.

The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy and, at the point at which the play begins, the war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. Achilles, their greatest champion, refuses to fight and has withdrawn to his tent with his lover, Patroclus. Equally at odds with themselves, the Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen.

Troilus is much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp. The young lovers are eagerly assisted by Cressida's uncle Pandarus, who acts as their go-between. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father in the Greek camp. Almost immediately she betrays Troilus with the Greek Diomedes and, discovering this, Troilus is plunged into despair.

With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles. 'Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion.

Tickets can be found at: https://bacontheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873586727

Entry Prices

Minimum age: 12

Entry price (public): Tickets: 16.50 (14.50) Student 12.50

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Bacon Theatre in Cheltenham

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Cheltenham,
GL51 6HE

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