Andromache 1984 - 1985

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An alliance of Greek States has laid siege to Troy after years of trying retrieve Helen, wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta.

Each side has lost its best warrior. Prince Hector of Troy has been killed and his widow,  Andromache, has fallen under the control of King Pyrrhus.

Andromache has saved her son, Astyanax, by a trick. He is the last surviving male member of the Royal House of Troy.

Pyrrhus, betrothed to Hermione, falls in love with his prisoner Andromache…


Andromache was Racine’s third play to be performed. Today it is regarded as one of the greatest achievements in French theatre.


Produced by Cheek by Jowl. Translated by David Bryer. The British première performance of Andromache was given  at the Paxton Suite, Buxton on 9th August 1984.

Venue Town Country No. of Performances Date
Paxton Suite Buxton England 3 09-Aug-84
Tron Theatre Glasgow Scotland 1 24-Aug-84
Fermoy Centre King’s Lynn England 2 17-Sep-84
Drama Centre Fareham England 1 22-Sep-84
Sixth Form College Shrewsbury England 2 28-Sep-84
Riverside Theatre Coleraine N Ireland 2 03-Oct-84
Burleigh Community College Loughborough England 1 10-Oct-84
Charnwood Theatre Loughborough England 1 11-Oct-84
Playhouse Epsom England 1 12-Oct-84
Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead England 2 16-Oct-84
Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury England 3 18-Oct-84
The Theatre Chipping Norton England 2 30-Oct-84
Leisure Centre Oswestry England 1 27-Nov-84
Macready Theatre Rugby England 1 29-Nov-84
Technical College Burton Upon Trent England 1 01-Dec-84
Arts Centre Norwich England 2 04-Dec-84
Donmar Warehouse London England 7 21-Jan-85
Duncan BellPyrrhus
Andrew CollinsOrestes
Simon DormandyPylades
Deirdre EdwardsCleone
Amanda HarrisAndromache
Sadie ShimminHermione
Martin TurnerPhoenix
Anne WhiteCephisa

DirectorDeclan Donnellan
Set DesignerNick Ormerod
Costume DesignersKim Kenny & Nick Ormerod
Set BuildingSquare Peg
Costume MakersKim Kenny & Judy Lloyd Rogers
Company Stage ManagerNick Kidd
Company MovementIlan Reichel
Company VoiceCharmian Hoare

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