Tale of Troy


A collaboration between Junior and Senior Youth Theatre, and devised by the cast.


Damian is eleven

One afternoon he turns up at his Aunty Sue's house after school and asks if he can stay the night.

'Go on up and look in the back bedroom' says Aunty Sue, 'I got a box of toys from the car boot sale yesterday. I thought there might be something you'd like'.

Among the battered teddies, broken ninja turtles and bits of dirty lego is an old book; The Illiad, the story of an ancient world. As Damian reads, the book comes to life in his Aunty's back bedroom and he finds himself sucked into an ancient quarrel as old as time itself.


Perfromed at The Forum in February 2001



Directors Rachel Ashton and Phill Gregg

Sound Phill Gregg

Design John Hall

Lighting Design Kevin Williams

Stage Management Robin Lennox and John McInally


Aunty Sue Sue Goodings

Damian Damian Rose


The Greeks                        

Menelaus, King of Sparta Andrew Barnes

Helen, Menelaus’s Wife Terran McLean

Agamemnon, King of Mycenae Wayne Gregg

Clytemnestra, Agamemnon’s Wife Sarah Hillman

Iphigenia, Agamemnon’s Daughter Celia Wilding

Electra, Agamemnon’s Daughter Rebecca Dawson

Achilles Gareth Wheeler

Patroctaclus Mathew Gregg

Odysseus, King of Ithaca PJ Mason

Penelope, Odysseus’s wife Clare Barnes

Diomedes Mathew Walker

Peleus Mathew Gregg

Laodamia Charlotte Walker


The Trojans                       

King Priam of Troy Ben Bragg

Queen Hecuba of Troy Laura Pearson

Paris, Prince of Troy Kier Rathbone

Hector, Paris’s Brother Mathew Walker

Cassandra, Trojan Princess Megan Wilson

Laocoon, Priam’s Servant Emma Coward

Cycnus, giant Trojan warrior Charlotte Walker

Slave Girls Clare Barnes, Harriet Shepherd


The Gods

Zeus, King of the Gods Damian Rose

Hera, Queen of the Gods Katherine Jenkins

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love Lois Clifton

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom Charlotte Ward

Artemis, Goddess of Hunting Elisha Beckman

Eris, Goddess of Discord Emma-Louise Taylor

Iris, Hera's Servant Danielle Varey

Artemis’s priestess Cara Beckman

Prometheus Charlotte walker

Thetis, the Sea Nymph Cloe Wilson

Sea Nymphs Clare Barnes, Harriet Shepherd, Naomi Spears, Cara Beckman, Danielle Varey, Samantha Harrison

Vulture/Sheep Emma-Louise Taylor

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