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Leantio has eloped with wealthy Bianca - but the honeymoon is over and, despite Leantio's best efforts at keeping his bride caged, she has caught the eye of the powerful Duke of Florence.
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Photo by Peter Brown


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: RADA
Started: Thursday 15 March 2018
Closed: Saturday 24 March 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Thomas Middleton was amongst the most prolific and acclaimed Jacobean playwrights, unusual for finding equal success with his tragedies and comedies.


A writer of topical pamphlets to earn a living, his dramatic works include A Mad World My Masters, The Changeling, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, A Game at Chess and The Spanish Gypsy.


Director Philip Franks began his career as an actor, best-known for his television work including The Darling Buds of May.


He is also a theatre and radio director with credits including: Private Lives and The Heiress (National Theatre); The White Devil (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith); Taking Sides, Collaboration, Dear Lupin (West End); Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Tempest (Liverpool Playhouse).


He has recently appeared in a site specific production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution at London County Hall.


At RADA he has directed The Tyrant, The Witch of Edmonton, The Castle and last year, The Winter's Tale.


Synopsis


Sin tastes at the first draught like

wormwood water

but drunk again, 'tis nectar ever after.


Middleton's 17th century drama embodies the bloody tradition of Jacobean revenge tragedy, as secrets, plots and jealous rivalries drive the court to murderous acts.


Leantio has eloped with wealthy Bianca - but the honeymoon is over and, despite Leantio's best efforts at keeping his bride caged, she has caught the eye of the powerful Duke of Florence.


Meanwhile, Isabella's father is planning to marry her off to a rich young suitor, but her uncle Hippolito has won her trust and her illicit desire.


Her aunt Livia decides to help the doomed couple and discovers her own appetite for love is still burning.


Corruption, exploitation and sexual politics pervade the Italian court in this classic revenge tragedy of power and desire.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 15 March 2018

Closes:Saturday 24 March 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (21 Mar)

Saturday - 2-30pm (24 Mar)


Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:

£12


Senior Friend £8


RADA alumni £6


Creatives


Author: Thomas Middleton
Director: Philip Franks
Designer: Adrian Linford

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