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Andromaque at the Barbican
Plays/ Opera

Andromaque at the Barbican

From 11/03/2009 to 03/05/2009 at 23:59

Racine's famous play Andromaque will be played at the Barbican from 22nd April to 2nd May at 7.15pm as part of Paris Calling. 

The Trojan War ended in a blaze of shame, a massacre of horrific proportions. Now the children of Troy’s Greek conquerors face the impossible task of living up to their immortalised parents. Hector’s widow, Andromaque, lives only to save her son. When the Greeks demand his surrender, she faces an appalling dilemma.

In a radical new production by Cheek by Jowl, Racine’s French classic exposes our capacity for self deception with lacerating clarity.

Performance time: 19.15 (14:00 25 Apr 2 May)
Running time: 135 mins/plus interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

Age guidance 16

In French with English surtitles

Ticket price: £20-25.


By Jean Racine
Directed by Declan Donnellan
Designed by Nick Ormerod
Produced by C.I.C.T/ Théàtre des Bouffes du Nord
In a co-production with Théàtre du Nord, Lille and Cheek by Jowl

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