Directed by Imogen Russell Williams
Set and Lighting design by Catherine
Cast: Katharine Gwen Pons, Damian
Christian-Howard, Alan Mirren, Tim Macavoy, Debbie Waldon, Rosalind Parker,
It’s 1981. The world watches the Duchess, young, iconic and recently widowed. The Press see her as public property; her brother thinks her life belongs to him. Secretly marrying a second time, she hides a life of her own behind closed doors. But her twin’s jealousy will prove her undoing.
This spare, tender adaptation of Webster’s classic tragedy, by exciting new playwright BRYONY MARKWICK, explores the gap between the twentieth century’s apparent civilisation and the old cruelties buried beneath the surface.
HAVE YOUR CAKE THEATRE are a new company
who intend to produce new versions of classical and Renaissance texts, hoping
to shed fresh light on underperformed originals and demonstrate that the big
themes have never gone away.
The HAVE YOUR CAKE THEATRE company consists of four
RADA alumni - Bryony Markwick, Imogen Russell Williams and Joanna Moore
from the MA course in Text and Performance, and Catherine DiGirolamo
from the Technical Theatre course.
DAMIAN CHRISTIAN-HOWARD has won two Best
Actor awards for his leading role in the short film Save the World. He is
currently appearing as Benedick in the Bridewell Theatre's lunchtime show, Much
Ado About Nothing.
KATHARINE GWEN PONS recently played the
eponymous lead in Anouilh's Antigone at Vienna's English Theatre.
Director IMOGEN RUSSELL WILLIAMS finished
a Master's degree in Text and Performance at RADA last year and has been
directing since she was at school. The Oxford
DAILY INFO described her ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore as ‘a most satisfying and
entertaining production of a sometimes troubling play'.
Dates: 2nd -27th September 2009
(Press Night Friday 4th September)
Time: 7.30pm Tues - Sat, matinees 3.30pm Sat and Sun
Ticket price: £20 Premium reserved seating, £15 General
unreserved, £10 Concessions
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