Hecuba archiveThe 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
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Archive listings for Hecuba

Work type: Play.


Producer Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Adapted by Marina Carr. Director Erica Whyman. Design Soutra Gilmour. Lighting Charles Balfour. Music Isobel Waller-Bridge. Sound Andrew Franks. Director Ayse Tashkiran (movement director). Performer Derbhle Crotty (Hecuba). Performer Ray Fearon (Agamemnon). Performer Edmund Kingsley (Polymestor). Performer Nadia Albina (Cassandra). Performer David Ajao (Nepotolemus). Performer Amy McAllister (Polyxena). Performer Chu Omambala (Odysseus). Performer Lara Stubbs (Hecuba's Woman).
17 Sep 15 to 17 Oct 15Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V136
listing details L1741870248


Presented byDundee Rep Ensemble. Adapted by Frank McGuinness. Director Amanda Gaughan. Lighting Grant Alexander. Music Claire McKenzie. Sound Claire McKenzie. Design Leila Kalbassi.
17 Oct 13 to 26 Oct 13Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L796868026


Producer Lazarus Theatre Company. Director Ricky Dukes. Design Ricky Dukes. Design Tom Couling. Sound Sebastian Willan. Lighting Heather Doole. Costume Nicki Martin-Harper. Performer Natalie Lesser. Performer Douglas Rutter. Performer Jasmyn Banks. Performer Simon Wegrzyn. Performer Stephen Mcleod. Performer Alexander Pritchett. Performer Hugh Chipperfield. Performer Paula James. Performer Guy Warren-Thomas. Performer Evan Regueria.
10 Aug 10 to 28 Aug 10The New Diorama Theatre, Inner London :: V258
listing details L01179359827


Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Adapted by Tony Harrison. Director Laurence Boswell. Design Es Devlin. Performer Vanessa Redgrave (Hebuca). Performer Charlotte Allam. Performer Jane Arden. Performer Rosalie Craig. Performer Maisie Dimbleby. Performer Darrel D'Silvia. Performer Alan Dobie. Performer Mattherw Douglas. Performer Barbara Gellhorn. Performer Aileen Gonsalves. Performer Lydia Leonard. Performer Michele Moran. Performer Sasha Oakly. Performer Katherine O'Shea. Performer Judith Paris. Performer Sarah Quist. Performer Christopher Terry. Performer Malcolm Tierney. Performer Natralie Turner-Jones.
26 Mar 05Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V135
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26 Mar 05 to 7 May 05Noel Coward Theatre, West End :: V380
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Suitable for 15 years and older. WebsiteCompany Foursight Theatre. Translation John Harrison. Director Naomi Cooke. Design Purvin. Music Mary Keith.
25 Nov 04Mansfield Community Arts Centre, Mansfield :: V454
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23 Nov 04Minster Theatre, Southwell :: V918458210
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22 Nov 04Hall Park Academy Theatre, Eastwood :: V01016812319
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19 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Anglia Ruskin Drama Studio, Cambridge :: V20
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16 Nov 04Exeter Phoenix, Exeter :: V889
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12 Nov 04Arc Theatre, Trowbridge :: V881281219
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11 Nov 04Courtyard, Hereford :: V101
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10 Nov 04Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead :: V45
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9 Nov 04The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
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4 Nov 04 to 6 Nov 04Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier :: V868
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29 Oct 04 to 30 Oct 04mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
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27 Oct 04 to 28 Oct 04The Wightman, Shrewsbury :: V106
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21 Oct 04Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax :: V1098014226
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19 Oct 04 to 20 Oct 04Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford :: V446
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14 Oct 04Palace Theatre, Redditch :: V104
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12 Oct 04 to 13 Oct 04Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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9 Oct 04Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham :: V768
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8 Oct 04Forest Arts Centre, New Milton :: V786
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6 Oct 04 to 7 Oct 04Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton :: V160
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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).
9 Sep 04 to 13 Nov 04Donmar Warehouse, West End :: V389
listing details L1608525158


Producer Icarus and Harley Productions. Director Dee Hart. Other Lucy Wilox (stage manager). Lighting Gemma Kempson. Performer Lucy Christy (Hecuba). Performer Amir Lemouchi (Polymestor). Performer John Tallents (Agamemnon). Performer Loise Mai Newberry (Polyxena). Performer Manolis Emmanouel (Odysseus). Performer Rebecca Peyton (Polydorus). Performer Geoffrey Lang (Talthybius). Performer Jackie Skarvellis (Coryphaeus). Performer Kas Darley (Zeta). Performer Laura Hooper (Epsilon). Performer Kerri Yoder (Delta).
9 Sep 03 to 28 Sep 03Theatro Technis, Inner London :: V248
listing details L0359442722

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