Women of Troy ***

C Central, 1 – 25 August 2008

Reviewed for The List, issue 609

Belt Up’s production casts its audience as Trojan POWs. Being manhandled into a darkened room by Greek officials promises an immersive, Punchdrunk-style experience, but inside the audience returns to its typical spectator role. While the constant blackout makes Cassandra’s prophecies all the more chilling, the only noteworthy performance comes from Queen Hecuba, who is commanding even in her admissions of defeat.

Written by James Wilkes after Euripides

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