The Royal Shakespeare Companycontinue their residency at the Albery Theatre with a brand new production of Shakespeare's Hecuba
Starring Vanessa Redgrave as Hecuba. Directed by Laurence Boswell
The first great war between the east and the west is over. Troy has fallen and the victorious Greek coalition forces are on their way home. Hecuba, once queen of Troy, now a prisoner of war, is being transported back to Athens with other war booty, the women of Troy. Having lost her home, her husband and most of her children, what does this proud and brave woman do when she is asked by her captors to give up her daughter's life having discovered on the same day that her surviving son has been murdered?