Tempus Fugit: Troy and Us

Theatre (physical theatre, drama)

  • Army @ The Fringe - Drill Hall
  • 18:00
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: NMT Automatics
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


The doorbell rings, a radio crackles – ancient and modern conflicts collide as the wife of a soldier fighting in Afghanistan is plunged into her own memories and into visions of the Trojan War. Tales from antiquity speak to her present and hold the keys to her future. A 'masterclass in text-based realism… physical storytelling and mask work' (PocketsizedTheatre). Inspired by Homer’s Iliad and interviews with 21st-century military personnel and partners, this critically acclaimed production explores the love, joy and grief of a couple grappling with the shadows of war. **** (LondonTheatre1.com).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Audiences will be checked in at street level before making their way down a flight of stairs to our courtyard waiting area. From here, there is level access to the Drill Hall space. Exit is via another flight of stairs leading from the building to the pavement.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Caitlin Fox 35 days ago

We went to see this play on Friday and it was absolutely amazing!
We went in, not knowing much about the play but we were hooked within seconds. Minimal staging but maximum impact.
The play focuses around a young couple with one of them joining the army and the impact this has on both of their lives. All infused with a classical twist.
Fantastic acting from the two actors who had me totally invested throughout.
Would totally recommend.

Lorraine Clarke 37 days ago

I'll be honest, I was dragged along to this show by a 17yr old relative studying classics and wasn't expecting much. However, it is a powerful 2 hander stage play that initially looks like being just a 1 hour propaganda piece for joining the army (understandable, given the venue) but turns into a realistic portrayal of the impacts of war at a personal level for a couple, one of whom goes off to war and the other of whom has to wait at home and the stresses that can bring to both parties in the relationship. It is gripping and intimate and I would recommend seeing it. It's main purpose seems to be to spark deeper discussions about the fallout from fighting wars - due to the nature, style and limited time of the piece, as it's only 1hr, we don't get to go into anything really in-depth but it raises a lot of issues that bear further discussion. Kudos to the actors as well, we had a sparse audience and they gave it their all and I was impressed with their abilities.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

This one works very well and creates an original imaginative production with moving performances that casts light on the realities of army life

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Theatre Weekly (5/5 stars) 33 days ago

This is a must-see piece of theatre whose relevance will never fade.

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