VenueDonmar Warehouse
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From9th September 2004
Opened14th September 2004
To13th November 2004
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Thu,Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £15.00. To £29.00.
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The Greeks have entered Troy in the Wooden Horse, razed the city to the ground and killed most of Queen Hecuba's family. Now she mourns, wondering what catastrophe will strike her next. So she sends her son Polydorus into the safekeeping of the King of Thrace and guards her daughter Polyxena tightly. But then the ghost of the Greek hero Achilles rises from the grave and demands the death of Polyxena as a sacrifice to the Gods so that the winds will die down and allow the Greek fleet to return home. The great Greek tragedian Euripides wrote Hecuba in Athens in about 424BC at a point where he was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the futility of war. It remains one of the greatest anti-war plays of all time, a thrilling and emotional cry of fury against treachery and greed.
Author Euripides

Archive :: production:T394278639, play:S2104604935, venue:V389

Production details


Producer Donmar Warehouse
Translation Frank McGuinness
Director Jonathan Kent
Design Paul Brown
Lighting Mark Henderson
Music Nikola Kodjabashia
Sound Christopher Shutt
Performer Clare Higgins (Hecuba)
Performer Tim Piggot-Smith (Tim Piggot-Smith (Agamemnon)
Performer Eddie Redmayne (Polydorus)
Performer Finbar Lynch (Polymestor)
Performer Alfred Burke (Talthybius)
Performer Susan Engel (Chorus)
Performer Kate Fleetwood (Polyxena)

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