Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company presents

The Revenger's Tragedy

By Thomas Middleton

Friday 28 October - Saturday 12 November 2016

Main House - Tickets: £32 - £8

Age Guidance: 14+

Details

Imagine a world without justice, where the rich and powerful do what they like and get away with murder. The Revenger’s Tragedy takes us behind the scenes in this world of glamour, riches and celebrity.

Entering this lawless universe, Vindice thirsts for justice and plans a dazzling revenge for the murder of his sweetheart. As he is drawn further and further into the dark heart of this group, is he in danger of becoming just as bad as the amoral people he despises?

Fast-paced and irreverent, The Revenger’s Tragedy is a black comedy – the Tarantino version of Hamlet. This bold new production, brought to you by the same team behind The Duchess of Malfi, brings a contemporary edge to a timeless tale of trying to be good in a very bad world.

Who kills who?

There’s no need to be scared of Jacobean Tragedy – it’s basically just a big game of Snog, Marry, Kill – check out our info-graphic to keep on top of who loves/kills who!

Music Playlist

Our 1970s inspired production features a brilliant soundtrack of glam-rock, disco and punk favourites, including Twentieth Century Boy (T Rex) and Teenage Kicks (The Undertones). Check out our playlist for a taste of the music you’ll be able to spot throughout the play!

HOW TO GET A-HEAD IN SHOWBIZ!

Watch our incredible timelapse video of Props Assistant Jayne making a cast of actor John Askew’s head. What do we need this for I wonder? You’ll have to come and see the show!

Free Talks

Middleton on Shakespeare: The Revenger’s Tragedy

Pre-Show Talk by Peter Kirwan
Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham
Monday 31 October at 6:30pm

The Rough Guide To The Revenger’s Tragedy

Pre-Show Talk with director Fiona Buffini
Thursday 3 and Thursday 10 November at 6pm

Post-Show Discussion

With director Fiona Buffini and members of the cast.
Tuesday 8 November

Costume Concepts

Get a sneak peek at how our 1970s-inspired version of The Revenger’s Tragedy will look on stage with these costume concepts for Vindice and Castiza, created by designer Neil Murray.

Podcast with director Fiona Buffini

The director of The Revenger’s Tragedy discusses what the play is about, how her 1970s inspired production is different, the brilliant use of music within the show and why you should come and see it.

Cast

Vindice Alexander Campbell
The Duke Paul Brightwell
The Duchess Tabitha Wady
Gratiana Mary Jo Randle
Hippolito Nathan Clarke
Castiza Isabel Adams
Lussurioso Declan Perring
Spurio Navinder Bhatti
Ambitiosa Bethan Mary-James
Supervacuo Michael Keane
Antonio Martin Miller
Dondolo John Askew

Creative Team

Director Fiona Buffini
Designer Neil Murray
Lighting Designer Mark Jonathan
Composer/Sound Designer Jon Nicholls
Choreographer Cydney Uffindell-Philips
Fight Director Alison de Burgh
Wardrobe Supervisor Alison Cartledge
Assistant Director Justine Sharpe
Casting Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShane

An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.

Dates & Times

The Revenger's Tragedy - Fri 28 Oct 7:30pm Fri 28 Oct Main House 7:30pm Preview Hot Night £22 – £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Sat 29 Oct 7:30pm Sat 29 Oct Main House 7:30pm Preview Hot Night £22 – £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Mon 31 Oct 7:30pm Mon 31 Oct Main House 7:30pm Hot Night £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Tue 1 Nov 7:00pm Tue 1 Nov Main House 7:00pm Press Night £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Wed 2 Nov 7:30pm Wed 2 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Thu 3 Nov 7:30pm Thu 3 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Fri 4 Nov 7:30pm Fri 4 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Sat 5 Nov 2:30pm Sat 5 Nov Main House 2:30pm Audio Described Performance £26-£10
The Revenger's Tragedy - Sat 5 Nov 7:30pm Sat 5 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Tue 8 Nov 7:30pm Tue 8 Nov Main House 7:30pm Post Show Talk £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Wed 9 Nov 7:30pm Wed 9 Nov Main House 7:30pm Audio Described Performance £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Thu 10 Nov 1:30pm Thu 10 Nov Main House 1:30pm £26-£10
The Revenger's Tragedy - Thu 10 Nov 7:30pm Thu 10 Nov Main House 7:30pm Captioned Performance Sign Interpreted £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Fri 11 Nov 7:30pm Fri 11 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
The Revenger's Tragedy - Sat 12 Nov 7:30pm Sat 12 Nov Main House 7:30pm £32 - £8
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