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  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Adapted / Translated From


  • Synopsis

    Troy has fallen. It's the end of war and the beginning of something else. Something worse. As the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made. Humiliated by her defeat and imprisoned by the charismatic victor Agamemnon, the great queen Hecuba must wash the blood of her buried sons from her hands and lead her daughters forward into a world they no longer recognise. Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war. But now another sacrifice is demanded.

  • Play Type


    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    3 actors alternated the role of Polydorus in the first production.

Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    24 September 2015

  • Producer

    Produced by Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Performed at The Swan theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere was produced by Rough Magic in Project Arts Centre as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival on the 27th September 2019.

Original Cast  
Hecuba Derbhle Crotty
Cassandra Nadia Albina
Polyxena Amy McAllister
Polydorus Marcus Acquari
Polydorus Nilay Sah
Polydorus Luca Saracen-Gunner
Xenia/Singer Lara Stubbs
Agamemnon Ray Fearon
Odysseus Chu Omambala
Nepotolemus David Ajao
Polymestor Edmund Kingsley
Son of Polymestor Sebastian Luc-Dibb
Son of Polymestor Christopher Kingdom
Son of Polymestor Daniel Vicente Thomas
Son of Polymestor Yiannis Vogiaridis
Production Team  
Director Erica Whyman
Designer Soutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer Charles Balfour
Producer Kevin Fitzmaurice
Sound Designer Andrew Franks
Movement Director Ayse Tashkiran
Music by Isobel Waller-Bridge
Musical Director Candida Caldicot
Assistant Director Robyn Winfield-Smith
Company Manager Michael Dembowicz
Production Manager Mark Graham (2)
Stage Manager Suzanne Bourke
Deputy Stage Manager Gabs Sanders
Assistant Stage Manager Lindsey Banwell-Knight
Company Text and Voice Work Michaela Kennen
Dramaturg Pippa Hill
Costume Supervisor Sian Harris
Chaperone Sabrina Harris
Casting Hannah Miller
Casting (children) Barbara Roberts

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.