WED 25 APRIL – SUN 20 MAY He’s furious. Some say his hate is the only thing still keeping him alive.
The Trojan War. You’ve heard of Achilles and Odysseus, but have you heard of Philoctetes? Probably not, because although Philoctetes signed up to go and fight, he never made it: his shipmates abandoned him on an island on the way. And why? Because he had a disgustingly, terribly, disturbingly smelly foot.
Fast-forward ten years and Odysseus needs something Philoctetes has... will Philoctetes forgive and forget, and help the Greek armies win the Trojan war? Or will his need for vengeance overcome him?
Insight: Q&A with Ellen McDougall on Thu 10 May after the 1.30pm performance. Age guide: 7–10
10 The Greeks season is supported by the Foyle Foundation and the Molecule Theatre and was orig