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The Last Days of Troy

By Simon Armitage

Royal Exchange Theatre, 13 May 2014

Lily Cole as Helen of Troy in THE LAST DAYS OF TROY by Simon Armitage. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

Lily Cole as Helen of Troy in THE LAST DAYS OF TROY by Simon Armitage. Photo by Jonathan Keenan

A full-blooded production of Simon Armitage’s brilliant play.

It conveys a real sense of multitude: battle encampments, corpse-strewn battlefields, fortified city walls, bloody carnage everywhere.  On the stage itself there’s Greco-Roman wrestling and the clash of sword upon shield, between comrades and combatants.  At the centre of the hurricane there is Helen, a cool and calm beauty who is supposedly the cause of it all, admirably played by Lily Cole.

The Last Days of Troy is at the Royal Exchange Theatre until 7 June 2014, further details can be found here.

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