Troilus and Cressida: 15th-19th November, 2011
Directed by Paul Toy.
Star-crossed lovers, epic battles and an empire on the brink of collapse . . .
The mighty Greek campaign against the Trojans has reached stalemate, with both sides quarrelling amongst themselves. Against this turbulent backdrop, Troilus and Cressida must battle the power politics and ruthless diplomacy which threaten to crush their newfound love.
York Shakespeare Project’s production of ‘Troilus and Cressida’ re-locates Shakespeare’s classic tale of love and war to York, 1644. The English Civil War provides a dramatic fictitious setting for this timeless story, which explores the potent mix of conflict, romance and chivalry amidst turmoil.
Combining period music, live accompaniment and singing with edge-of-your-seat combat, ‘Troilus and Cressida’ promises a memorable evening’s entertainment.
It will be the third time Paul has directed for York Shakespeare
Project, having previously taken the director's chair for YSP's second
ever production, The Taming of the Shrew, and for Titus Andronicus. It will be the fourth time YSP have performed at Upstage Centre Youth Theatre, following The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar and Richard II.
You can find cast and crew lists - as well as some blogs from some of the cast - by clicking the link on the left.
Listen to our short podcast about the production here:
Dates: Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th November 2011
Time: 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2pm
Venue: Upstage Centre Youth Theatre, 41 Monkgate, York