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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.Performers Nicole Aada (Paris' servant), Adjoa Andoh (Ulysses), Andy Apollo (Achilles), Charlotte Arrowsmith (Cassandra), Daisy Badger (Helen), Desmond Barrit (Pandarus), Suzanne Bertish (Agamemnon), Daniel Burke (Diomed), James Cooney (Patroclus), Oliver Ford Davies (Nestor), Gavin Fowler (Troilus), Helen Grady (Calchas), Amanda Harris (Aeneas), Daniel Hawksford (Hector), Amber James (Cressida), Andrew Langtree (Menelaus), Geoffrey Lumb (Paris), Esther McAuley (Hecuba), Theo Ogundipe (Ajax), Leigh Quinn (Alexandra), Sheila Reid (Thersites), Mikhail Sen (Helenus), Ewart James Walters (Kinng Priam), Gabby Wong (Andromache/Antenor).
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Gregory Doran. Design Niki Turner. Lighting Matt Daw. Music Evelyn Glennie. Sound Dave Price. Director Sian Williams (movement director). Director Terry King (fight director).
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