I realise that this wont be to every HUKDers taste; but if a bit of Shakespeare @ The Globe is your thing then £7.85 for a ticket is a darn good price methinks; and if you feel like spalshing out a bit the best priced seats have been reduced for £33 to £20 also. Back of the net!!
Troilus & Cressida tickets - about this event
Seven years after the Greeks began their siege of Troy to recapture Helen, the burning love affair between Prince Troilus and the beautiful Grecian captive Cressida joins the other casualties of war.
Shakespeare fills his ancient tale with savage comedy, great passion and vivid characters; exposing a tragic love pursued in the midst of a pointless war.
Cast includes: Olivier Award-winner Matthew Kelly
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew Dunster
Evenings Tuesday to Saturday at 19.30 and Sunday at 18.30
Matinees Wednesday to Friday at 14.00 and Sunday at 13.00
Best available seat - £33 now only £20
Best available seat (restricted view) - £15 now only £10
30 Yards standing tickets - £5
Please note: Prices are subject to a booking fee of £2.85 per ticket
**** 'Dunster's inventive production keeps surprising you by the way it continually cuts through the play's nihilism with shafts of strong and strange emotion... Matthew Kelly's fine turn as the bawd Pandarus' Time Out
**** 'Shakespeare tragedy is a triumph... A witty take on one of the Bards most neglected works' thelondonpaper
'The Globe has had a strong season, and Matthew Dunster's intelligent production continues the trend... Plays very well on the self-consciousness of men at war' The Guardian
'Scheming yet comic, macho yet dainty... Troilus doesn't get much better than this' Daily Mail
'Matthew Dunster's fine Globe production... The enthusiastic love of Paul Stocker's troubled Troilus and Laura Pyper's sweetly determined Cressida is positive and refreshing' The Independent
'A lively interpretation brings Shakespeares drama vividly into our morally muddled world... There is brio among the acting, notably Chinna Wodu as a thuggish Ajax, Trystan Gravelles effete Achilles and Christopher Colquhouns ill-fated Hector' The Times
'The best performance comes from Matthew Kelly who plays Pandarus... Chinna Wodu is a hilariously vain Ajax, Trystan Gravelle a charismatic Achilles while Paul Hunter proves memorably disconcerting as the scurrilous Thersites' Daily Telegraph
'Emphatic performances... Laura Pyper is excellent... A challenging but fascinating piece' Metro
'The air of seediness suggests that the young lovers are doomed from the outset, as does the fact that they are brought together by Matthew Kellys slick, pliant Pandarus. And in a revealing moment, the production plays their tender prelude to lovemaking as a backdrop to the transaction in the Greek camp that will destroy their affair' Financial Times