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Troilus and Cressida

Synopsis
Radio production of the play directed by Marc Beeby. Paterson Joseph plays Troilus, Nikki Amuka-Bird is Cressida, Derek Griffiths is Pandarus and Ulysses is played by Paul Rhys. Music by David Pickvance.
 
Series
Drama on 3
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
30 Oct 2005 at 19:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Marc Beeby
Producer
Marc Beeby
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Pickvance
Cast
Paterson JosephTroilus
Nikki Amuka-BirdCressida
Toby JonesThersites
Derek GriffithsPandarus
Paul RhysUlysses
Burt CaesarPriam, King of Troy
Chu OmambalaParis
Colleen PrendergastHelen
Gbemisola IkumeloCassandra
Gerard McDermottAgamemnon
Harry MyersAjax
Jim SturgessPatroclus
Jimmy AkingbolaAeneas
John CumminsMenelaus
John RoweNestor
Jonathan KeebleDiomedes
Ndidi AmaAndromache
Neil DudgeonAchilles
Ray FearonHector

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multicultural casting

Notes

General
The Trojans are spoken by black actors while the Greeks are white, a ‘colour aware’ casting that is used to highlight the difference between the camps.
History
According to Radio Times programme notes, this is the first radio production of the play for more than 20 years.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Phone
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Fax
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Address
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