The Revenger’s Tragedy (La tragedia del vendicatore) Tickets London Theatre

The Revenger’s Tragedy (La tragedia del vendicatore) Tickets

4 (3) · Classic Drama

Intrigue, corruption, lust and the thirst for power collide in Cheek by Jowl’s first Italian show

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Overview

Seeking retribution for the murder of his fiancée by the Duke, Vindice is drawn into a terrible helter-skelter of punishment that throws his very identity in crisis. Written by Thomas Middleton (Shakespeare’s contemporary) at a time of growing social unease, the play confronts us with a government embroiled in shady affairs and a society obsessed with money, social status and fame.

Created by director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod for Milan’s renowned Piccolo Teatro, The Revenger’s Tragedy is transformed into a macabre dance of death and performed by a charismatic ensemble of Italian actors.

Age Recommendation: 16+

Critic reviews

A bold, uproarious, unabashed, sexy extravaganza of power and corruption

· Broadway World

Gleefully gory, macabre yet mischievous

· Londonist

Middleton's carnival of nastiness gets a bravura staging

· The Telegraph

Melodrama, anarchy and vampiric horror rules in an enjoyably silly reboot of Thomas Middleton

· The Stage

Fun, but not enough

· The Arts Desk

Not enough danger or darkness amidst the high jinks

· WhatsOnStage

Gruesome tale with a touch of Berlusconi

· The Guardian
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Date & time

Show ended
Wed 4 Mar - Sat 7 Mar, 7.45pm
Runtime: 1 hr 50 mins

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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