PREVIEW: Women of Troy

January 10, 2016

New Venture Theatre’s production of Women of Troy runs in the Theatre Upstairs from February 26 – March 5, 2016.

Women of Troy

In Troy, the war is over and the city is burning. The Gods shift their allegiances. The city’s once rich and powerful women have been herded together to await their fates at the hands of the victorious Greeks.

Who can steer that fate?

♦ Hecuba, once queen, has lost everything.

♦ Her only remaining child – Cassandra – is running through the city with burning torches, a crazed prophetess.

♦ Helen, the catalyst, awaits judgement from the husband she left, friendless in both camps.

♦ The luckless Talthybius, Greek messenger, must close his heart to the women whose destiny he comes to tell, even when the orders he bring sicken him.

Director Ella Turk-Thompson said: “Women of Troy is something I have approached with equal joy and trepidation. There are certain challenges: A huge cast, many emotionally and verbally testing roles, seamlessly incorporated song and dance and an awful lot of fire in the stage directions. I am proud to be continuing such an ancient tradition of theatre in such a beautiful space. I am thrilled to be working with such a great and expansive cast and crew and looking forward to the challenge of bringing all the elements together in rehearsal.”

Event: Women of Troy by Euripides

Where: New Venture Theatre, Theatre Upstairs, Bedford Pl, Hove, BN1 2PT

When: Friday 26 – March 5

Entry: £9 (Final Friday/Saturday £10) Tuesday all tickets £7. Disabled access is limited for the Theatre Upstairs.

To book tickets online, click here:

Or telephone: 01273 746118