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The Last Days of Troy [2014]

Written by: Simon Armitage
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the conflict drags on, and despite battlefields scarlet with blood, opposing forces have reached a bitter stalemate. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.

The Last Days of Troy completes Homer’s Iliad, with award-winning poet and author Simon Armitage’s dramatisation bringing the war to a brutal conclusion. It reveals a world locked in cycles of conflict and revenge, of east versus west, and a dangerous mix of pride, lies and self-deception.

CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION

  • Designer Ashley Martin Davis
  • Composer Alex Baranowski

CAST

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