One of Shakespeare's 'problem' plays

For seven years the Greeks and Trojans have been at war following the abduction of Helen. The war has reached stalemate. The Greeks are quarrelling amongst themselves. The Trojans are debating the value of continuing the war merely for the sake of keeping Helen. 

Distracted from these concerns of war is Troilus, with his love for Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan who has defected to the Greek camp whilst leaving his daughter in Troy. However, after only one night together they are parted when Cressida is sent to join her father. 

A dark satire about love and treachery in a world at war.

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Running time: 130 minutes including interval

Producer: Jane Angharad and James Smithers
Sean O'Riordan

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Known throughout the world, his works have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. Today, his plays are reinterpreted in performances with diverse cultural and political contexts. The genius of Shakespeare’s characters and plots are that they present real human beings in a wide range of emotions and conflicts that transcend their origins.