Although essentially a Greek tragedy, this story is told with lots of comedy, both spoken and physical. Even the fighting scenes will raise a chuckle or two! Truly the stuff of which legends are made, Troy Story promises to be a hoot from the first rehearsal until the curtain falls on your final performance!
After the opening song (Troy Story), we witness Mount Olympus in turmoil; Hera, Athene and Aphrodite are arguing over which of them is the most beautiful goddess, much to the annoyance of Zeus and the other gods and goddesses. A mortal man, Paris, Prince of Troy, is summoned to Olympus and asked to make the tough decision. Each of the three bickering goddesses offers Paris a fabulous reward if he chooses her as the fairest (song – Pick Me, Paris), but it is Aphrodite’s promise to give him the most beautiful mortal woman as a wife which clinches it. Furious at this, Hera and Athene vow to bring destruction on Paris’ home city of Troy.
Sometime later, Paris arrives as a guest at the court of Menelaus, king of Sparta, and immediately falls for his wife, Helen, who just happens to be the most beautiful of mortal women! Keeping her side of the bargain, Aphrodite instructs the god of love, Eros, to fire one of his arrows into Helen’s heart. Helen then falls in love with Paris (song – Completely Stuck On You) and, in a trance, is whisked off to Troy by him. The furious Menelaus raises an army of Greek heroes (song – Hard As Nails) who, led by Achilles, set off to rescue Helen and bring her back to Sparta.
After a long journey, the Greeks arrive at Troy and lay siege, but they are beaten in their first battle against the pompous Trojans (song – Bunch Of Losers). In this battle, Achilles’ best friend Patroclus is slain by Hector, Paris’s brother. Devastated, Achilles then kills Hector, after a long chase around the city walls! The vengeful Paris and his father, King Priam, decide to lure Achilles into the city by using the charms of Princess Polyxena! It works and once Achilles is in his sights, Paris shoots an arrow into his vulnerable heel and kills him. The Greeks are overcome with grief at the death of their top man (song – Always And Forever), and revenge is swift. Philoctetes kills Paris in a duel, releasing Helen from her trance-induced love and, with her help, secret plans are made for the Greeks’ invasion of Troy.
The Trojans are curious as to what the hammering sounds are in the Greeks’ camp (song – Chop-Chop, Brother) and are then surprised to see their enemy’s fleet of ships sailing away from the shores of Troy. On discovering a huge wooden horse which is left, they believe, as a gift from their fleeing foes, they rejoice in their supposed victory and bring it into the city. As night falls, the heroes emerge from the belly of the horse and easily defeat the dozing Trojans! Finally victorious (song – Job Done) they return to Greece with Helen, finishing the tale with a resounding reprise of the song Troy Story.
For larger schools, extra speaking characters can be added to scenes and the existing lines shared out between them, or new lines created. For smaller schools, as many characters only appear in one scene, multiple parts (including ensemble characters) can be played by a single actor.
Minimum cast size: 40
Ideal cast size, including non-speaking, ensemble characters: 60-100
Maximum cast size, with extra non-speaking, ensemble characters: 160
32 Speaking parts in order of appearance
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Chorus – 4 Narrators – leading us through the plot’s many twists and turns
Zeus – the king of the gods, longing for a bit of peace and quiet
Hera, Athene and Aphrodite – demanding divas
Paris – our arch villain, handsome but sly
Menelaus – the king of Sparta, who likes the odd tipple
Helen – his beautiful wife
Servant to Paris – has his eyes on the situation
Eros – cheeky trouble maker who’s a dab hand with a bow and arrow
2 Party Guests – recovering from a wild night
Agamemnon, Idomeneus, Philoctetes, Odysseus, Diomedes, Patroclus and Achilles – noble Greek heroes
Hector – vain Trojan prince
Priam – the king of Troy and a proud father
Polyxena – scheming Trojan princess
5 Trojans – unsuspecting of their fate
(Ensemble characters for featured songs and scenes)
Gods and Goddesses – more long-suffering residents of Mount Olympus
Party Guests – the distinguished aristocracy of Ancient Greece
Dancing Maidens – groovy movers and shakers
Greek Army – along for the ride with Achilles and the rest
Trojans – besieged and belligerent
Carpenters– cheerful chippies
What do you get?
This musical production is available to buy in 3 different formats. When ordering, simply choose the option (details below) which best suits your requirements.
Please note – the digital backdrops are NOT included in the download. This is a separate product available on disc as an additional purchase.
- Option 1 – Book & Audio CD.
A wire-bound book containing the full script (both rhyming and non-rhyming versions) with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
- Option 2 – CD-ROM & Audio CD.
A CD-ROM containing both a PDF and an editable MS Word document of the full script (both rhyming and non-rhyming versions) with detailed stage directions, character information, tips and suggestions for costumes, props and scenery, and a PDF of the piano score for all songs. An audio CD of all songs (backing tracks & vocal tracks) plus continuity/incidental music and sound effects where required.
- Option 3 – Digital download.
All the PDF and MS Word files from Option 2 above, all audio tracks as MP3 files, plus JPEG files of cover artwork for use in making posters or other promotional material. Upon completion of your order, a link will be automatically sent to the email address you provided, from which all the files can be downloaded.
Any order containing a digital download option must be paid for online at the point of ordering. Any order containing a digital download which is not accompanied by payment will not be processed.
UK schools can order this title with an invoice to be paid within 30 days. Non-UK schools and private individuals (not ordering on behalf of a school) are required to pay for this title at the point of ordering.