Olivier Winner Maria Friedman Set for Reading of New Musical The Trojan Women

Readings and Workshops   Olivier Winner Maria Friedman Set for Reading of New Musical The Trojan Women
 
The new work has a libretto by Ellen McLaughlin and music by Sarah Taylor Ellis.
Maria Friedman
Maria Friedman

Four-time Olivier winner Maria Friedman, who made her Broadway debut in The Woman in White, will star in an industry reading of The Trojan Women August 9 at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden.

An adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedy, this new hybrid musical-chamber opera features a libretto by Ellen McLaughlin and music by Sarah Taylor Ellis.

Friedman will star as Hecuba in the Adele Thomas-helmed presentation, with Abiona Omonua (Caroline, or Change) as Helen of Troy, Gweneth-Ann Rand (Porgy and Bess) as Andromache, Sarah Minns (La Voix Humaine) as Cassandra, and Samuel Thomas as Talthybius, plus a chorus featuring Naomi Felix, Yolanda Grant-Thompson, Samantha Houston, Juliette Koch, Lucinda Scott, and Tanisha Spring. The speaking role of Poseidon, God of the Sea, will be played by Fringe First-winning drag king Lucy Jane Parkinson.

Intersectional feminist opera and music theatre company HERA produces; Rodney Bush serves as music director.

Industry members interested in attending should email toria@wearehera.co.uk.

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