The Women of Troy (2023)

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21 May 2023
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21 May 2023
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Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Drama on 3 series, at 7.30pm on Sunday 21 May 2023 (and subsequently available online via BBC Sounds). Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes. A new adaptation by Linda Marshall Griffiths, relocating the Trojan war in a contemporary setting: "the chorus of women are led by a female journalist Sappho and the other voices are those of the women all over the city who are recording and broadcasting their testimonies on social media". The Chorus of Women includes actors from the Royal Exchange Young Company: Linnae Yllane Abraham, Ellie Banton, Alicia Deighton, Kiara Kiandra, Liliana Newsom-Smith, Obesi Osi-Iyere, Urmila Patel, Sharvi Rana, Jack So.
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Person Role Notes
Andonis Anthony Actor Poseidon / Journalist / Soldier
Jessica Bellamy Actor Chorus of Women
Christine Bottomley Actor Sappho
Helena Braithwaite Actor Chorus of Women
Rupert Hill Actor Talthybius / Soldier
Sharon Hughes Sound Designer
Phoebe Licorish Actor Chorus of Women
Sade Malone Actor Cassandra
Nadia Molinari Director
Ntombizodwa Ndlovu Actor Helen
Tachia Newall Actor Menelaus / Soldier
Sacha Parkinson Actor Protestor / Chorus of Women
Maxine Peake Actor Hecuba
Jenny Platt Actor Athena / Chorus of Women
Anneika Rose Actor Andromache / Chorus of Women
Harvey Weedon Actor Soldier
Source Format Location if held at the APGRD Pagination
BBC website: Drama on 3 online listing Webpage

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