The Duchess of Malfi
Fri 15 Oct - Sat 30 Oct
Your darkest actions - nay, your privat’st thoughts - will come to light...
Lust, vengeance and madness collide in John Webster’s devastating Jacobean masterpiece set amongst the corruption and claustrophobia of a 16th Century Italian court.
The Duchess remains one of the stage’s most compelling and complex characters. Charting her secret marriage to commoner Antonio and the subsequent hounding by her Machiavellian brothers, the play is an extraordinary vision of one woman’s courage and dignity in the face of a dark and terrifying world.
This atmospheric adaptation by Royal & Derngate’s Artistic Director Laurie Sansom
features madrigal singers performing music by influential late Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo
, the Prince of Venosa. One of early music’s most notorious individuals, Gesualdo’s murderous past is echoed in his painfully beautiful madrigals obsessed with love, guilt and retribution.
Cast Includes: Nick Blood, David Caves, Daniel Crowder, Claire Dargo, Charlotte Emmerson, Daniel Fredenburgh, Luke Neal, Jake Arditti, Michal Czerniawski, Adam Kowalczyk, Edward Lee and Philip Tebb
Rehearsal footage courtesy of Bucks TV: http://www.buckstv.co.uk/buckstv/theatre/the_duchess_of_malfi.html
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
(excl. Sat 16 Oct)
Mon - Fri Eve & Sat Matinee
£22 £21 £17 £11
(Premium Seats £26)
£24 £23 £19 £13
(Premium Seats £27)
£3 off first three performances
This production has been supported by The Linbury Prize for Stage Design, and has been designed by Prize Finalist Ruth Sutcliffe. Visit the Linbury Prize website here
for more details of the award.
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