A dynamic filmed version of Rough Magic’s remarkable theatre production, HECUBA is a passionate reimagining of the aftermath of the Trojan War by internationally renowned playwright Marina Carr.
Surrounded by the devastation of her city, her husband slain, Hecuba waits in the throne room for the conqueror Agamemnon. She and her daughters now face a future beyond their control, in a history written by the victors. An extraordinary ensemble cast (led by Aislin McGuckin, Brian Doherty and Owen Roe) offers a series of intense, dangerous, personal encounters and impossible choices in this visceral depiction of the effect of war and its cost to the individual.
HECUBA stars award-winning WaterfordActor Brian Doherty.
Brian won best actor for his performances in Rough Magic Theatre Company‘s Agamemnon in Hecuba and as Dog in The Red Iron by Jim Nolan, produced by Red Kettle Theatre Company.
Brian’s distinguished UK stage career has seen him perform leading roles at The National Theatre, The RSC, The Royal Court as well as several West End productions. He works regularly in Ireland and in recent years, he has played with Druid, Rough Magic, Lyric Theatre and the Abbey (Translations 2022) and his performance as Finbar in Tom Murphy’s The Wake was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Irish Times Theatre Awards. Originally from Manor Lawn here in Waterford City, he made his acting debut in Jim Nolan’s The Black Pool back in 1983 and went on to feature in a series of landmark Red Kettle productions before moving to Dublin and then to London, where he continues to work though he is now based back in Waterford. Brian recently appeared in the premiére of the Mick Flannery musical Evening Train at the Everyman Theatre. TV appearances include Casualty, Fair City and Rebellion.
Director: Lynne Parker
Cast: Martha Breen, Gillian Buckle, Brian Doherty, Zara Devlin, Kwaku Fortune, Ronan Leahy, Karen McCartney, Aislín McGuckin and Owen Roe.
Film Info: 116mins, Ireland, 2022, English, Cert: 15A