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Desperate and exhausted, both gods and mortals squabble among themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory. Stars Lily Cole, David Birrell and Jake Fairbrother.

The Last Days of Troy. Simon Armitage's dramatisation completes Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid
The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. But as the conflict drags on, and despite battlefields scarlet with blood, opposing forces have reached a bitter stalemate. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.

The Last Days of Troy reveals a world locked in cycles of conflict and revenge, of east versus west, and a dangerous mix of pride, lies and self-deception.

Lily Cole gives her radio debut as Helen of Troy - the face that launched a thousand ships.

Original music composed by Alex Baranowski
Directed for Radio by Susan Roberts
First directed for The Royal Exchange Theatre by Nick Bagnall.

1 hour

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Wed 22 Aug 2018 03:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Agamemnon David Birrell
Achilles Jake Fairbrother
Zeus Richard Bremmer
Odysseus Colin Tierney
Hera Gillian Bevan
Andromache Clare Calbraith
Thetis Clare Calbraith
Hector Simon Harrison
Helen Lily Cole
Paris Tom Stuart
Athene Francesca Zoutewelle
Briseis Francesca Zoutewelle
Priam Garry Cooper
Patroclus Brendan O'Hea
Director Susan Roberts
Writer Simon Armitage

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