Troy – Something BC. A young bull herder accidently eats a golden apple. Three Goddesses aren’t happy. And then 10 years later a city burns.
Obviously, a lot happened in between these points and several important things happened before, all of which will be shown for the first time in well over a millennium as Assembleth take you on a journey through the Trojan War as you’ve never seen it before. The sort-of truth behind Achilles heel, the golden watermelon of Paris, the twelve accidental labours of Hercules and more will be revealed as the history of one of the most important conflicts of the ancient world comes to life.
“A very funny 60-minute romp through mythology with much stomping about and clattering of swords. There’s carnage, chaos and a huge amount of humour as five Assembleth Theatre populate Greece, Troy and a doorless wooden horse.” British Theatre Guide
Great fun! barking mad and some wondrously daft gags. Cheers Assembleth for a riotous afternoon! Audience comment
I liked it all, it was amazing! I learnt about Greece at school but it was much better learning about it here. KS2 audience member
About Assembleth Theatre:
Assembleth Theatre are a theatre company based out of Plymouth. Having been formed in 2014, they have gone on to have success at several national and international festivals as well produce touring theatre for a local and national stage. They create shows for all ages, aiming to bring laughter to the heart of the theatre. Using traditional stimuli, from Homer to Shakespeare, they tell stories that are accessible to everyone and can travel anywhere. From village halls and traditional auditoriums to First World War diving platforms, they take their unique and fast paced comedy across the country to bring high quality stories to the centre of the community.
Running time: 1hr 5mins
Age recommendations: 8+
Saturday 10 September: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12, £10 (benefit concessions, under 16’s and students)
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont St, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 3LS
Sat 10 September