WOMEN OF TROY
Presented by Archipelago Productions and Ten Days on the Island in association with Theatre Royal.
8 Mar Wed 7:30 pm
9 Mar Thu 11:00 am – Schools Performance
9 Mar Thu 7:30 pm
10 Mar Fri 7:30 pm
11 Mar Sat 2:00 pm
11 Mar Sat 7:30 pm
12 Mar Sun 2:00 pm
12 Mar Sun 7:30 pm
FULL PRICE: $95.00
FULL PRICE: $85.00
FULL PRICE: $75.00
C RESERVE/GALLERY SEATING
FULL PRICE: $60.00
Transaction fees apply
Auslan Session – Thursday 11 February, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
When booking your ticket, you will find Auslan-viewable seating in the seating map’s bottom-left corner.
Audio Description – Thursday 11 February, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Audio description services can be booked by contacting Ten Days directly. Please note that availability is limited.
Tactile Tour – Thursday 11 February, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Positions on a Tactile Tour can be booked by contacting Ten Days directly. Please note that availability is limited.
A hearing loop is available for all shows at this venue. Please visit the Theatre Royal venue page here for more information.
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby changing tables and waste bins are available within all accessible bathrooms, located behind the bar on each foyer level.
All accessible bathrooms are gender-neutral and located behind the bar on each foyer level.
Level access to seating is available in the stalls when booking aisle seats on the left side of the map, with seat numbers starting at 1.
All public levels of this venue are accessible by use of a lift, located in the main entry (corner of Campbell and Collins Streets), to the left of the stairs. Accessible bathrooms are available on levels 2, 3 and 4, located behind the bar on each foyer level. Seating for people who use wheelchairs is available in the Stalls and Dress Circle.
More information on Theatre Royal here.
Women of Troy is suitable for ages 15 years and over.
Extreme language warning and depictions of violence.
Euripides, adapted by Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright
Troy is in ruin. The men slaughtered. The women, prisoners, recoil behind wire, fearing their fate, longing for death. Memories and prophecies haunt their Queen, Hecuba: hallucinogenic visions of her mad, blind daughter Cassandra; her grieving daughter-in-law Andromache, and the one mighty woman behind the whole bloody catastrophe, Helen.
Euripides’ timeless play is a brutal tale of Athens’ invasion and enslavement of the people of Melos. In a radical twist for Western theatre it was told not from the perspective of the conquerors, but that of the survivors. Giving voice to the vanquished was a revolution: seizing centre stage from Gods, heroes and Royalty, and claiming it for the displaced.
Archipelago’s fierce new production of Women Of Troy, adapted by Tom Wright and Barrie Kosky, with a stellar cast that includes Sarah Peirse, Jane Johnson, Marta Dusseldorp, Angela Mahlatjie and Guy Hooper, directed by Ben Winspear and features a new score by Katie Noonan, libretto by Behrouz Boochani, and community chorus of women and children.
With displaced people now at record numbers globally, Women Of Troy interrogates what we have learned and lost and how, in war, it is the women and children who suffer the most.
Director – Ben Winspear
Designer – Peta Heffernan
Design – LIMINAL Spaces
Chorus music – Katie Noonan
Chorus text – Behrouz Boochani
Chorus director – Amanda Hodder
Image credit: Brook Rushton
Image Credit: Brook Rushton