The Duchess Of Malfi

The Duchess Of Malfi

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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  • Booking until: Sunday, 14 April 2024
  • Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes (incl. interval)
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The Duchess Of Malfi description

Ten years after opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014, John Webster's seminal revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, returns to London's only indoor candlelit theatre from February 2024.

A forbidden marriage. A hidden family. A dangerous web of secrets and lies.

The recently widowed Duchess falls in love with her steward, Antonio. Her brothers, eager to keep her under their control, warn her not to remarry. But some things are worth fighting – and lying – for…

In a rigid, male-dominated world, how far does a woman have to go to protect those she loves the most? And what desperate measures will the men in her life take to control her story?

Award-winning Director Rachel Bagshaw (Midnight Movie, Royal Court) makes her Globe directorial debut with this ground-breaking anniversary production of Webster's violent tale of misogyny and deceit.

The Duchess of Malfi is part of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th anniversary season.

Assisted Performances:

Audio-Described - Saturday 23 March matinee and Saturday 6 April matinee

Captioned - Saturday 9 March matinee and Friday 5 April evening

British Sign Language - Thursday 14 March evening and Sunday 24 March matinee

Relaxed - Wednesday 3 April evening and Sunday 7 April matinee

Starring

Eve Best

Playing at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB (venue info)

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Directions

Age restrictions

Anyone under the age of 3 can attend any production for free and they do not require a ticket. Those over 3 years old will require a paid ticket. Some plays, however, do contain adult themes and might not be suitable for younger children.

Important information

Content warnings: The play contains violence including murder, as well as themes of incest and misogyny.

Performance Times
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:00 -
Fri 14:00 -
Sat - 19:30
Sun - 18:30
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT GB Eve Best