Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare

Find out about past productions of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Troilus, a Trojan prince, woos Cressida and professes his undying love.

  • Royal Shakespeare Theatre


    12 Oct - 17 Nov 2018

  • In Cinemas

    Broadcast live on 14 Nov 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

Next performance:

12 October, 7:15PM

Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Past productions

Shakespeare's tragedy Troilus and Cressida is believed to have been written in 1602. See images from previous RSC productions.


This production was directed by Peter Hall and John Barton and was first performed at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in the summer of 1960. It was set in a hexagonal sandpit with a hanging backcloth covered with abstract shapes.

The set and costumes were designed by Leslie Hurry, who used long cloaks in purple and gold for the Trojans. The sand gave a dynamic feel to the stage, as it was always moving and catching the light, but also provided a strong contrast to these bright costumes.

Other Productions

Troilus and Cressida has seen many versions during the years in Stratford-upon-Avon. See images from some of the more famous productions below, including Helen Mirren as Cressida and John Nettles as Thersites: