Like cherries perched on top of meringues, three women make up the "chorus" of the epic production of "Trojan Women." They take advantage of the interludes to quarrel, play around, interrupt, imitate and mock one another, and lie to each other flagrantly, never missing a chance to cruelly wound one another with words.
As the play unfolds, they gradually let down their guard, remove their costumes becoming themselves again and allowing us to discover a more modern reality along with their own personal, painful stories.
From the press :
« This is a strong, eloquent and very funny production with the power to communicate, and for once I really did laugh and cry. ». Financial Times.
« It is an achievement... striking and ingenious staging by Jenny Sealey... writing of the highest quality... I could not help thinking of Samuel Beckett.... the performances are of a very high level. It is funny, fascinating and at times tragic. This is an important piece of theatre by a Company who refuse to be sidelined; it is performed with a hell of a nerve. This play deserves to be seen. » The Guardian.
« Funny and challenging with a passionate individuality... the performances by the three actresses are of a uniformly high standard. » Sunday Telegraph.
« Impressively produced, very imaginative and thought-provoking. ». The Times.
Graeae is the UK's leading theatre company for actors with physical and sensory disabilities. Founded in 1980 by Nabil Shaban and Richard Tomlinson, Graeae has built up a solid reputation with the quality of its prestigious productions and is now recognized by the public, critics and the world of the arts. Graeae organises two national tours each year and sometimes ventures overseas with its imaginative and exciting productions combining classical and contemporary repertoires.