“The end crowns all,
And that old common arbitrator, Time,
Will one day end it.” (Hector, Act 4 Scene 5)
It is the seventh year of the war between Greece and Troy, sparked by Greek Helena’s elopement with Troy’s Paris. The war is at stalemate, and into this comes Troilus, a Trojan soldier in love with Cressida, daughter of Calchus, a Trojan who has defected to the Greek army. After spending just one night together, the pair are separated when she is ordered to join her father in Greek army in return for a Trojan prisoner. Almost immediately Cressida betrays Troilus by becoming the lover of the Grecian Diomedes. As the Siege of Troy begins once more, Achilles kills Hector and Troilus, fuelled with anger, sets out on revenge…
VENUE: St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford
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