Here’s an exhilarating and stunningly provocative new trailer for Marina Carr’s Hecuba which is playing at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon until October 17th.

Troy has fallen. It’s the end of war and the beginning of something else. Something worse.

As the cries die down after the final battle, there are reckonings to be made.

Humiliated by her defeat and imprisoned by the charismatic victor Agamemnon, the great queen Hecuba must wash the blood of her buried sons from her hands and lead her daughters forward into a world they no longer recognise.

Agamemnon has slaughtered his own daughter to win this war.

But now another sacrifice is demanded… In a world where human instinct has been ravaged by violence, is everything as it seems in the hearts of the winners and those they have defeated?

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