Troilus and Cressida

Christmas Variety Show Urban Young Actors

I am currently directing at Urban Young Actors for their Christmas Variety Show which will take place on the 16th and 17th December 2016. The show will feature an eclectic mix of theatre styles and genres.

The pictures below are taken from scenes of William Shakespeare’s ‘Troilus and Cressida’, performed by the 16-21 group and directed by me. Troilus and Cressida is one of William Shakespeare’s lesser known (or at least less popular) plays – I would describe it as an anti-hero, anti-romance and altogether quite anticlamactic tragicomedy. However, it is for those very qualities that I absolutely adore it and the young actors have done an exceptional job of creating a highly original and electric, modern interpretation.