Monday 5 – Thursday 8 February 2018 – Trojan Barbie
Peter Burke Theatre, doors open 7pm, performance at 7.30pm
Trojan Barbie - by Christine Evans
Clayesmore Theatre proudly presents their production of 'Trojan Barbie'; a car-crash encounter with Euripides' 'Trojan Women'. Past and present violently collide when Lotte, a British tourist, (who repairs dolls for a living), is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides' 'Trojan Women'.
Part contemporary drama, part homage to Euripides' 'Trojan Women', 'Trojan Barbie' recasts the legendary fall of the city of Troy against the vivid reality of modern warfare. Poetic, compassionate, and tinged with great warmth and humour, 'Trojan Barbie' is an epic war story with a most unlikely heroine, who always looks on the bright side even as past and present collide about her.
The production confronts the horror of modern war-fare, highlighting the way in which the most vulnerable people in society often stand to lose the most.
The play is suitable for viewers aged 13 and over.