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Andromaque
On from 22 Apr 2009 till 02 May 2009
Barbican
by Cheek by Jowl
Genre(s): Classic

About: Andromaque

The Trojan War ended in a blaze of shame, a massacre of horrific proportions. Now the children of Troy’s Greek conquerors face the impossible task of living up to their immortalised parents. Hector’s widow, Andromaque, lives only to save her son. When the Greeks demand his surrender, she faces an appalling dilemma.

In a radical new production by Cheek by Jowl, Racine’s French classic exposes our capacity for self deception with lacerating clarity.

22 Apr – 2 May 2009
Silk Street Theatre, Barbican Centre
7.15pm (2:00pm – 25 Apr, 2 May)
180 mins/inc interval
Tickets £20–25

Age guidance 16+

In French with English surtitles

By Jean Racine
Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Produced by C.I.C.T/ Théàtre des Bouffes du Nord
In a co-production with Théàtre du Nord, Lille and Cheek by Jowl

Part of Paris Calling, a Franco-British season of performing arts

Reviews

‘Whatever Cheek by Jowl does next constitutes a major happening.’ The Guardian

‘Remarkable audacity...absolute clarity... Donnellan is one of the most original directors in theatre today.’
Le Figaro, Paris

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