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Note: this show contains sexual content and strong violence and is performed in Italian with English surtitles.
Intrigue, corruption, lust and the thirst for power collide in Cheek by Jowl's first Italian show - a 'lavish, decadent, perverse world' (Corriere della Sera, Milan).
Seeking retribution for the murder of his fiancée by the Duke, Vindice is drawn into a terrible helter-skelter of punishment that throws his very identity into crisis.
Written by Thomas Middleton (Shakespeare's contemporary) at a time of growing social unease, the play confronts us with a government embroiled in shady affairs and a society obsessed with money, social status and fame.
Created by director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod for Milan's renowned Piccolo Teatro, The Revenger's Tragedy is transformed into a macabre dance of death and performed by a charismatic ensemble of Italian actors.
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Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for Wednesday evening.Proof of eligibility required on collection.
£12 per ticket.
Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets.
Flavio Capuzzo Dolcetta
Christian Di Filippo
Author: Thomas Middleton; Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod (Adaptation); Stefano Massini (Italian Version)
Composer: Gianluca Misiti
Director: Declan Donnellan
Designer: Nick Ormerod
Lighting: Judith Greenwood, Claudio De Pace
Movement: Alessio Maria Romano
Production: Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo Teatro di Milano