Wed 14 Nov
RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida
Old Market Hall
Dates/Times & Buy Tickets
ON SCREEN AT THE OLD MARKET HALL
TROILUS & CRESSIDA
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY LIVE FROM STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.
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, broadcast live to cinemas from Shakespeare's home town.
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. Troilus is also much distracted from these military concerns by his love for Cressida. 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 and he is plunged into despair. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles.
Where applicable, advertised ticket prices are inclusive of a venue levy, retained by the venue to sustain and develop the programme of arts and culture in Shropshire.