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Shadows of Troy

The other week me and a friend went to see the student production of 'Shadows of Troy' in the Oxford Playhouse. We'd seen poster in the hall of St Benet's and decided it might just be worth a watch, so, I snapped a photo of the poster, added the dates to my calendar and booked tickets.

On a rainy Saturday evening we ran to the theatre (late as always) and took our seats for a re-imaging of the Greek story of Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter Iphigenia for winds to sale him to Troy.

I already knew of the story and I wasn't sure how they were going to present it but I was pleasantly surprised.

The set was very stripped back and minimalistic and it was very impactful with drum beats and chanting. The dialogue was at times fast paced to provide energy and tension and other times suitably calm to display the raw emotions and conflict of the characters. The use of a group of soldiers to represent a sort of Greek chorus was in my mind genius; it tied the original Gre…

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