"They still tell the stories. About the blessed city.
That when the gods walked the earth
they walked here in Troy."
As the ashen remains of Troy settle, we follow the cruel fate of survivors, victors, extremists and slaves as they grapple with the realisation that their lives will never be the same. Amongst the debris, is anything concrete? Guilt, loss and blame merge as the smoke clears and destiny beckons.
FRAGMENTS OF A FALLEN CITY is an immersive performance in the cellars beneath The Regency Tavern, Brighton. This interactive production examines the collateral damage of war, the clash of cultures, the aftermath of imperialism and the human need to place blame, and is comprised of three short plays.
THE TROJAN WOMEN, is a politicised adaptation from Euripides’ classic tragedy by American playwright Ellen McLaughlin which reexamines the timeless sorrow and suffering of the victims of war. Inspired by the same mythology are two new plays; HIPPOMANIA by Conor Baum, a dialogue on extremism; and HELEN, BOUND by Isabel Sensier (alumna of The Royal Court Young Writers Programme) which depicts the legendary Helen and her unwritten fate after her return to Greece.
THE PRODUCTION RUNS AT APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR 40 MINUTES
THERE IS NO INTERVAL
Due to the nature of the staging, this production may not be suitable for those who experience difficulty standing for extended periods.
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SQUALL + FRENZY
Squall + Frenzy are a brand new, Brighton-based theatre and performance collective, co-founded by Conor Baum (Creative Director) and Isabel Sensier (Creative Producer). Through utilising unconventional performance space, challenging the accepted theatrical norm and producing a combination of classic and new work, we work towards a theatre of ritual, ecstasy, madness and complicity.