To celebrate a decade of creating award-winning open-air theatre next to City Hall, Steam Industry Free Theatre present a rare staging of the Oresteia trilogy by Aeschylus – a three part epic drama charting Ancient Greece's journey from chaos and war to peace, justice and the harmony that inspired the Olympic ideal.
6.30pm The Trojan Horse
Forour early evening family audiences, a lively retelling of how a bunch of plucky lads from Greece outsmart the might of the Trojan army with an unusual present… But will the right boy get the girl? Expect the trademark blend of toe-tapping songs, ingenious puppets, comedy and adventure.
As twilight falls, the gruesome and dramatic story of a hero's homecoming steeped in murder and revenge gradually unfolds. A great king is reunited with his queen but bitter memories bubble to the surface and recriminations are bloody and unexpected.
Darkness sees a new generation of royal turmoil as terrifying forces seek to plunge the great house deeper into destruction; but help is at hand as a new spirit of hope and justice brings this epic story to a thundering and uplifting climax.
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