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RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida
Wed 14 Nov

RSC Live: Troilus & Cressida

5 DogpoleShrewsburySY1 1EN

Old Market Hall

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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.

SCREENING 7PM
TICKETS £14.50

Wed 14 Nov7:00PM Book
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