A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Directed by Gordon Anderson

Charlotte is fifteen. She wants to be beautiful like her late mother. She wants to have a face that launched a thousand ships... she decides to become a porn star. Her Guidance Counsellor Gary won't help. Or will he? Her grief-stricken Dad is too drunk to notice. Her grief-stricken Dad is too drunk to notice. Her best friend Heather thinks it’s just a case of using the right ‘product’ – “Read the Label and Apply”.

A Brief History of Helen of Troy is a razor-sharp black comedy from up-and-coming New York playwright Mark Schultz. It is a provocative insight into the politics of beauty and the helter-skelter world of adolescence.

Image by Mark Goddard

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Dates-

  • - Drum Theatre, Plymouth (Plymouth)
  • - Birmingham Repertory Theatre (Birmingham)
  • - Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh)
  • - Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Merlin Theatre (Frome)
  • - Soho Theatre (London)