13 Jan 2020 - 13 Jan 2020

Almeida Questions: The Duchess of Malfi

Does Power Corrupt?

Tickets £5
Free to those aged 25 and under (limited to 2 per person)

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“a prince's court
Is like a common fountain, whence should flow
Pure silver drops in general. But if't chance
Some cursed example poison't near the head,
Death and diseases through the whole land spread.”
- The Duchess of Malfi.

From the decks of the Death Star to the corridors of Whitehall, does power corrupt the virtuous, or lure the morally bankrupt? Do your ethical scruples fall away as you climb the ladder? And are the most righteous doomed never to reach the top?

Inspired by The Duchess of Malfi, this Almeida Questions panel discusses the corruptive nature of power.

Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage.

Dates & Tickets

Mon 13 Jan
6 – 6.45pm

Free to those aged 25 and under. Enter the promo code AQ25 before selecting your tickets (limited to 2 per person)

Anoosh Chakelian is Britain Editor at the New Statesman, where she has worked for over five years. She specialises in writing features about British politics, policy and social affairs, interviews high-profile public figures, co-presents the New Statesman weekly politics podcast, and runs the "Crumbling Britain" series on the impact of austerity. She was previously Deputy Editor of Total Politics.

Cast & Creatives

The panel includes:

Anoosh Chakelian (Chair)
Sarah Birch
Rebecca Frecknall
Dr Pablo de Orellana

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