An Iliad

Estate theatre

Based on Homer's Iliad, Translated by Robert Fagles
Performed in English with Czech surtitles

Director – Guy Roberts and Rebecca Greene Udden
Composer – Patrick Neil Doyle
Scenography – Markéta Trösterová-Fantová
Costume Design – Eva Bellefeuille
Light Designer – Přemysl Janda

Featuring virtuosic performances and original live music from an exciting composition by Patrick Neil Doyle, AN ILIAD is a tour-de-force evening based on Homer’s epic poem of love, battle, gods and honor explores humanity’s un­shakable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Has anything really changed since the Trojan War? The war in Troy is over – and the Poet saw it all. Back from the frontlines in an empty theatre, The Poet, who is perhaps Homer himself, spins a tale of unquenchable rage, quarrelsome gods, and grieving widows. An Iliad weaves humanity's un­shakable attraction to warfare with the music of the muses, capturing the contradictory conditions of glory and violence with spellbinding modernity. Part 1 of Prague Shakespeare Company’s The Trojan War cycle. Parts 2 & 3: Shakespeare’s Tro­ilus and Cressida and Euripides The Trojan Women will premiere at the Estates Theater on 30 April 2018.

Venue info

Estate theatre

Ovocný trh
Praha 1