You’d think I’d’ve had enough of Shakespeare after a Saturday at the RSC, but no, on the Sunday I headed down to The Dell at Avonbank Gardens – close to the theatre – to watch a performance of Troilus and Cressida. The play was being performed for free by The King’s Troupe from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, as part of the RSC’s Open Stages project.
At the start of the show we were all given red or green ribbons to denote the Trojans or the Greeks, a nice touch of audience participation. The group is a multi-generational one, and it was lovely to see older people perform alongside young children – I particularly liked the little girl who played Hector. The enthusiasm of the whole cast and crew was palpable, and watching them was a really enjoyable experience.