Sunday, 22 June 2014
The Last Days of Troy
Last week, on yet another beautiful and warm day I reached the Shakespeare's Globe on foot (yeah, I walk a lot around London) to see "The Last Days of Troy". Model and actress, Lily Cole takes on Helen of Troy in this new piece of writing by award-winning poet and novelist Simon Armitage which dramatises the end of the Trojan siege.
I really enjoyed the very powerful performance from Jake Fairbrother (and beautiful body) as the charismatic Achilles and Simon Harrison as brave Hector. Richard Bremmer is such a humorous Zeus that made the crowd laugh constantly.
It was my first time at the Globe to see a play and I found it such an exquisite venue. The fact that the theatre is open and it is by the river, makes the whole experience of seeing a play so unique. This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Built in wood and thatch, using techniques from 400 years ago opened in 1996.
Have a great Sunday!