Every part of Australia is, always was and always will be, Aboriginal land. As a community gathering-place, a festival of arts, cultural exchange and celebration and as a site for the sharing of ideas and stories, Ten Days on the Island pays respect to the palawa – original owners and cultural custodians - of all the lands and waters across lutruwita/Tasmania upon which our Festival takes place.

WOMEN OF TROY

Presented by Archipelago Productions and Ten Days on the Island in association with Theatre Royal.

nipaluna/Hobart

South

When

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

Where

THEATRE ROYALnipaluna/Hobart

Tickets

PREMIUM
FULL PRICE: $95.00

A RESERVE
FULL PRICE: $85.00
CONCESSION: $75.00

B RESERVE
FULL PRICE: $75.00
CONCESSION: $65.00

C RESERVE/GALLERY SEATING
FULL PRICE: $60.00

Transaction fees apply

Duration

90 mins

Show Accessibility

AUSLAN INTERPRETED
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
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
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.

ASSISTED LISTENING
Assistive Listening
A hearing loop is available for all shows at this venue. Please visit the Theatre Royal venue page here for more information.

Venue Accessibility

Baby Change Facilities
Baby Changing Facilities
Baby changing tables and waste bins are available within all accessible bathrooms, located behind the bar on each foyer level.

Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
All accessible bathrooms are gender-neutral and located behind the bar on each foyer level.

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Level Access
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.

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Wheelchair Accessibility
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.

Warnings

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.

Cast

Sarah Peirse

Jane Johnson

Marta Dusseldorp

Angela Mahlatjie

Guy Hooper

 

Credits

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

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