The Duchess of Malfi Tickets London Theatre

The Duchess of Malfi Tickets

3.5 (6) · Classic Drama

John Webster’s electrifying revenge tragedy about rage, resistance and a deadly lust for power.

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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.

Critic reviews

There is something curiously cold-blooded about this new Almeida production

· Londonist

Frecknall finds – at least before the plot goes really bonkers gory in the second half – an unexpected stealth and stillness, and reveals a celebration of settled love before the expected riot of violence

· The Observer

A medicine cabinet of wonders


Ultimately, it cannot be denied that Frecknall has style

· Broadway World

A frustratingly bloodless evening

· The Telegraph

Artful, ambitious and far too serious

· The Times

Lydia Wilson is riveting as the strong-willed duchess in Rebecca Frecknall’s arresting update

· The Guardian

An uneven take on Webster's classic

· WhatsOnStage

It all feels a bit too familiar

· The Upcoming

Lydia Wilson is a phenomenal Duchess in Rebecca Frecknall’s revelatory rewiring of Webster’s gory tragedy

· Time Out

Lydia Wilson is extraordinarily haunting in Webster where women don't die

· Evening Standard

Rebecca Frecknall directs a production which ultimately finds its heart

· The Arts Desk

Lydia Wilson is stunningly good in a tense and emotionally nuanced staging of Webster's bloody tragedy

· The Stage
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Sat 30 Nov - Sat 25 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
Photo by Marc Brenner
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