RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Hecuba written by Marina Carr

How much can one woman be asked to bear...

Hecuba written by Marina Carr 

Continuing a season of plays by women writers entitled ‘100 Years of Suffrage’, marking this year’s centenary of women’s attainment of the vote in Ireland,  Drama on One presents  Hecuba written by Marina Carr.

Troy has fallen and the humiliated and bereaved, Hecuba, Trojan Queen wipes the blood of her slaughtered sons and grandsons off her body.  As more sacrifice is demanded, how much more could one woman be asked to bear?

The original stage play was directed by deputy artistic director of the RSC Erica Whyman

Listeners are advised that the play contains strong language

Derbhle Crotty was Hecuba

Declan Conlon played Agamemnon

The role of Cassandra was played by Aoibhinn McGinnity

Danielle Galligan was Polyxena

Odysseus was played by Enda Oates and Ollie West was Polydorous

Sound supervision was by Gar Duffty 

Hecuba by Marina Carr was directed by Gorretti Slavin 

The series producer of Drama on one is Kevin Reynolds

1st TX  16th December 2018

Duration 53mins53secs