Greig Packs for the Gate

Published November 8, 2012

Tamsin Greig and Roger Lloyd Pack will appear in the forthcoming production of The Trojan Women, which opens at the Gate theatre later this month.

Adapted by award-winning poet Caroline Bird, The Trojan Women will feature a pre-recorded film of the duo as Athena and Poseiden alongside on stage performances from the previously announced Dearbhla Molloy as Hecuba, Louise Brealey, Sam Cox, Lucy Ellinson and Jon Foster.

Olivier Award winner Greig, who was last seen at the venue in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, has appeared on stage in the Royal Court’s recent West End transfer of April de Angelis’ Jumpy, the RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing, God Of Carnage and on screen in comedies including Episodes and Green Wing.

Also well known for his roles in TV comedies including Only Fools And Horses and The Vicar Of Dibley, Pack can currently be seen on stage alongside Mark Rylance in the West End transfer of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Richard III and Twelfth Night. His other theatre credits include Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange at Sheffield theatres and Dark at the Donmar Warehouse.

Based on Euripides’ classic tragedy, The Trojan Women is set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Beyond the prison walls, Troy is burning, while inside the prison the city’s captive women await their fate. Hecuba, the fallen Trojan queen, is stalking the antiseptic confines of its mother and baby unit, unaware that her grief will only get worse as the Greek lust for vengeance consumes everything in its path.

Directed by Artistic Director Christopher Haydon, The Trojan Women opens on 12 November, with previews from tonight, and plays until 15 December.