Hecuba Trailer by RSC

Hecuba

Hecuba

Here is the trailer for RSC’s production for Hecuba….

Hecuba tells the tale after Troy has fallen. ‘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. In a world where human instinct has been ravaged by violence, is everything as it seems in the hearts of the winners and those they have defeated?’

The production shows the murderous queen in a different light to how she has been portrayed previously and draws parallels with today’s society.

The RSC describe the trailer for Marina Carr’s version of Hecuba ‘exhilarating and stunningly provocative.’ Reviews have been positive, the Independent describes the show as “beautiful, terrifying and uncannily eloquent,” giving it a 4 star review. The Stage also gives the show a 4 star review stating that Hecuba ‘is played out with searing emotion.’

Hecuba is on at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon until October 17th.

 

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