The Duchess of Malfi
By John Webster, Directed by Rebecca Frecknall
30 Nov 2019 — 25 Jan 2020
★★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Guardian, Evening Standard, The Observer, i, The Stage
“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.
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.
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.
Lydia Wilson returns to the Almeida to play the Duchess, following her Olivier Award-nominated performance in King Charles III.
Photograph by Nadav Kander
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Direction Rebecca Frecknall
Design Chloe Lamford
Costume Nicky Gillibrand
Light Jack Knowles
Sound George Dennis
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Resident Director Sammy Glover
Fight Director Jonathan Holby
Resident Designer (Sound) Fizz Margereson
Resident Designer (Set) Amy Hayden-Wason
Resident Designer (Costume) Finlay Forbes Gower
Jersey Blu Georgia