The Duchess of Malfi


When the Duchess falls in love with her steward Antonio, her corrupt brothers embark on a chilling plot to destroy her marriage, power and agency.
The Duchess of Malfi at Almeida Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Almeida Theatre
Starts: Monday 2 December 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 January 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall follows her Olivier Award-winning production of Summer and Smoke and Three Sisters with The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster's electrifying revenge tragedy about rage, resistance and a deadly lust for power.


Lydia Wilson returns to the Almeida to play the Duchess, following her Olivier Award-nominated performance in King Charles III.


Synopsis


“Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust

Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust”


You fall in love.

You get married.

You have children.

You live happily ever after.


When the Duchess falls in love with her steward Antonio, her corrupt brothers embark on a chilling plot to destroy her marriage, power and agency.


What begins as a jealous plan to extinguish her love becomes a bloodthirsty quest to extinguish her life.


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Theatre


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1 Almeida Street
London N1 1TA

Box office tel: 020 7359 4404

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 2 December 2019

Press night:Tuesday 10 December 2019

Closes:Saturday 18 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:
£34, £29, £20, £10

Standard:
£42.50, £34, £20, £10

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Access information


Captioned performance:

Fri 20 Dec 7.30pm


Audio Described performance by VocalEyes:

Sat 4 Jan 2.30pm

(Touch Tour 12.45pm)


Cast


Lydia Wilson

Creatives


Author: John Webster
Director: Rebecca Frecknall
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Costume designer: Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: George Dennis

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