The Duchess of Malfi Review Round Up

Thursday 5th November 2015

The Duchess of Malfi has opened to an amazing response and you can read all the reviews from right here.

“The best production at Nottingham Playhouse this year”

High praise indeed from the Nottingham Post review – which also comments that The Duchess of Malfi is “reckoned to have one of the highest body counts in English drama.” But just how many bodies do hit the floor before the curtain call? You’ll have to come and find out for yourself!

“Exhilarating” ★★★★

The Reviews Hub comments that this classic tragedy is “brought to life by director Fiona Buffini with exhilarating panache in a vivid and stylish interpretation that owes as much to its intelligent design as it does to its sensitive performances.”

“The impeccable cast make this performance.” ★★★★

Platform Magazine writes, “romance, humour, betrayal and tragedy, all wrapped up in a big bloody bow of brutality. What more could you want from a trip to the theatre?”


Exeunt Magazine are impressed by Neil Murray’s “sumptuous” design. “Large curtains hang from the eaves, a chandelier and candelabras light the stage, and an enormous ornate door towers upstage.”

“She captures our hearts by her unbearable braveness.”

Theatre World on Beatriz Romilly’s performance as The Duchess.


In her review for Impact Magazine, Isobel Davidson says “I have never been in a theatre so filled with suspense.”

“Directed in fine and bloody style” ★★★★

East Midlands Theatre

“A brilliant evening of theatre”

Hospital Radio

Find out what our young writers from the Critic’s Circle thought of the show…

Book Tickets Online

The Duchess of Malfi runs at Nottingham Playhouse from Fri 30 Oct to Sat 14 Nov.