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Written around 1601 the play is set in Troy and the Greek camp outside the walls during the great siege. Trolius loves Cressida, daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected. The siege goes on all around with tales of Ajax and Achilles but no real progress. Troilus and Cressida are parted when Cressida is exchanged for a Trojan prisoner and we leave the siege still as fruitless as ever. Supported by Arts Council England. The Barbican Theatre will be transformed for this production, with a limited number of seats.Performers Anthony Mark Barrow, Paul Brennen, Lucy Briggs-Owen, Richard Cant, David Caves, Oliver Coleman, David Collings, Gabriel Fleary, Mark Holgate, Damian Kearney, Ryan Kiggell, Tom McClane, Marianne Oldham, David Ononokpono, Laurence Spellman, Alex Waldmann.
Author Shakespeare. Producer BITE:08. Company Cheek by Jowl. Director Declan Donnellan. Design Nick Ormerod. Director Jane Gibson (associate and movement director). Lighting Judith Greenwood. Music Catherine Jayes. Sound Gregory Clarke. Costume Angie Burns.
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