Troilus and Cressida 2008

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The Trojan War, the defining legend of western literature, is stripped to its raw heart in Shakespeare’s scathing satire on glory, chivalry and doomed love.


…every thing includes itself in power.


After seven years of fighting, the Greeks and the Trojans have reached a stalemate. As each side seeks a new thirst for bloodshed, they also discover that heroes and heroines do not only fall on the field of battle.


Produced by Cheek by Jowl in a co-production with barbicanbite08;

Les Gémeaux/Sceaux/Scène Nationale; Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague.

The first performance of this production was at Les Gémeaux, Sceaux on March 12th 2008.

Venue City Country Dates
Les Gemeaux Sceaux, Paris France 12th – 30th March 2008
Comedie Reims France 1st – 5th April 2008
De Koninklijke Schouwburg The Hague Netherlands 9th – 12th, 28th – 29th April 2008
National Theatre Bucharest Romania 1st May 2008
Célestins Théatre de Lyon Lyon France 6th – 10th May 2008
Barbican Centre London UK 14th – 22nd May 2008
Teatro Espanol Madrid Spain 17th – 26th July 2008

Troilus and Cressida E-Trailer

Cheek by Jowl: Almagro 2008

Interview with Declan Donnellan

Declan Donnellan talks to Dominic Cavendish during week three of Troilus and Cressida rehearsals.



Interview with Richard Cant (Thersites) and David Caves (Hector)

Richard Cant (Thersites) and David Caves (Hector) talk to Dominic Cavendish during week three of Troilus and Cressida rehearsals.



Interview with Lucy Briggs-Owen (Cressida) and Alex Waldmann (Troilus)

Lucy Briggs-Owen (Cressida) and Alex Waldmann (Troilus) talk to Dominic Cavendish during week three of Troilus and Cressida rehearsals.

Anthony Mark BarrowAgammemnon
Paul BrennanAchilles/Priam
Lucy Briggs-OwenCressida/Andromache
Richard CantThersites/Calchas
David CavesHector
Oliver ColemanParis
David CollingsPandarus
Gabriel FlearyAlexander/Helenus
Mark HolgateDiomedes
Damian KearneyNestor
Ryan KiggellUlysses
Tom McClaneAeneas
Marianne OldhamHelen/Cassandra
David OnonokponoPatroclus
Laurence SpellmanAjax
Alex WaldmannTroilus

DirectorDeclan Donnellan
DesignerNick Ormerod
Associate and Movement DirectorJane Gibson
Lighting DesignerJudith Greenwood
MusicCatherine Jayes
Sound DesignerGregory Clarke
Assistant DirectorOwen Horsley
Company Voice WorkPatsy Rodenburg
Fight DirectorPaul Benzing
Casting DirectorSiobhan Bracke
Technical DirectorSimon Bourne
Costume SupervisorAngie Burns
Technical Stage ManagerDougie Wilson
Company Stage ManagerRichard Llewellyn
Deputy Stage ManagerClare Loxley
Assistant Stage ManagerRhiannon Harper
Wardrobe ManagerDavid Stringer
LightingKristina Hjelm
SoundHelen Atkinson

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