Shakespeare: Troilus & Cressida / Royal Shakespeare Company

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Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, a form of incidental music suited to this Shakespearean rarity.

“Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery: nothing else holds fashion.” Love, rivalry and war are a-plenty in this new production. Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences. “Sweeping and confident production of Shakespeare’s rarely performed tragedy.” (The Standard)


Adjoa Andoh memorably brings out the manipulative monstrosity behind Ulysses’s beguiling rhetoric, literally loading the dice when it comes to the choice of a Greek champion to fight Hector. Oliver Ford Davies is a classic Pandarus, brimming over with senile prurience so that even a line such as “I’ll go get a fire” gains a lurking suggestiveness. The central lovers are also well played, with Amber James’s spryly intelligent Cressida provoked beyond endurance by the naive insistence of Gavin Fowler’s Troilus on her fidelity.

-- The Guardian

Product Description:

  • Release Date: June 21, 2019

  • Catalog Number: OA 1288D

  • UPC: 809478012887

  • Label: Opus Arte

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Period: Renaissance

  • Composer: William Shakespeare

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Shakespeare Company

  • Performer: Evelyn Glennie


  1. Troilus and Cressida

    Composer: William Shakespeare

    Ensemble: Royal Shakespeare Company

    Performer: Nicole Agada (Paris' Servant), Adjoa Andoh (Ulysses), Andy Apollo (Achilles), Charlotte Arrowsmith (Cassandra), Daisy Badger (Helen), Suzanne Bertish (Agamemnon), Daniel Burke (Diomed), James Cooney (Patroclus), Oliver Ford Davies (Pandarus), Gavin Fowler (Troilus), Helen Grady (Calchas), Amanda Harris (Aeneas), Daniel Hawksford (Hector), Jim Hooper (Nestor), Amber James (Cressida), Andrew Langtree (Menelaus), Geoffrey Lumb (Paris), Esther McAuley (Polyxena), Theo Ogundipe (Ajax), Leigh Quinn (Alexandra), Sheila Reid (Thersites), Mikhail Sen (Helenus), Ewart James Walters (King Priam), Gabby Wong (Andromache/Antenor)