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The Duchess of Malfi

9th January – 16th February 2014

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

‘The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio…..but her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

First performed by the King’s Men – Shakespeare’s own company – ‘privately at the Blackfriars and publicly at the Globe’, The Duchess of Malfi is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters – notably the tragic Duchess and the subtly villainous Bosola – all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination’ Shakespeare’s Globe.

CREATIVES

Directed by
Dominic Dromgoole

Designed by
Jonathan Fensom

Composed by
Claire Van Kampen

CAST

Gemma Arterton
The Duchess

Giles Cooper
Silvio

David Dawson
Ferdinand

John Dougall
Castruccio/Doctor

James Garnon
Cardinal

Sean Gilder
Bosola

Denise Gough
Julia

Sarah MacRae
Cariola

Brendan O’Hea
Pescara/Roderigo

Paul Rider
Delio

Dickon Tyrell
Malateste/Grisolan

Alex Waldmann
Antonio

Gallery

Most of the photos are watermarked with their copyrighted owner’s logo; if not the photos belong to one of the following:- zimbio.com, jane hobson photo shelter, Roy Tan, Shakespeare’s Globe, Mark Dower or daviddawsononline.net.

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As part of the new BBC Arts season, the first production to be performed at the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ – will be shown on BBC Four on Sunday 25th May at 8.00pm…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b044yrgg

Reviews:-

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jan/16/the-duchess-of-malfi-review

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/features/culture/review-the-duchess-of-malfi/2010517.article

http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/39476/the-duchess-of-malfi

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/the-duchess-of-malfi-sam-wanamaker-playhouse–review-9064286.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/the-duchess-of-malfi-theatre-review-gemma-arterton-is-luminous-9063770.html

http://www.ayoungertheatre.com/review-duchess-of-malfi-sam-wanamaker-playhouse/

duchess of malfi collage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2lgYCM97SXBVgwnBNKM2VXy/a-tragedy-by-candlelight

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