The Royal Shakespeare Company will be taking part in EGX BIRMINGHAM, the UK’s biggest gaming event at the NEC between 20-23 September

The Company will be showcasing a brand-new trailer for its upcoming production of Troilus and Cressida created in Epic Games Unreal Engine, and set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The RSC will also be spotlighting some of its latest AR technology as it continues to push boundaries with digital technology, interactivity and live theatrical performance. Troilus and Cressida, one of Shakespeare’s more rarely performed plays, will run in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre between 12 October – 17 November 2018, with a live cinema broadcast on 14 November.

Troilus and Cressida swear they will always be true to one another. But in the seventh year of the siege of Troy their innocence is tested, and exposed to the savage corrupting influence of war, with tragic consequences.  Mad Max meets Shakespeare in an epic tale of war-crossed lovers.

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, will collaborate with virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie and designer Niki Turner in a production that will feature a 50/50 gender split company with Gavin Fowler as Troilus and Amber James as Cressida.

Kerry Radden, Head of Marketing at the RSC, said: “We are always striving to make our work as accessible and appealing to as many people as possible.  We regularly make video trailers to give audiences a flavour of what to expect.  The creative team behind Troilus and Cressida is aiming to create a sardonic futuristic vision of a world resounding to the rhythm of battle, so using the video game genre seemed perfect for this particular trailer. We’re really excited to be working with our in house video team to continue to push the boundaries in the content we create for audiences.”