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+
Gruesome tale with a touch of Berlusconi
Melodrama, anarchy and vampiric horror rules in an enjoyably silly reboot of Thomas Middleton
Not enough danger or darkness amidst the high jinks
Middleton's carnival of nastiness gets a bravura staging
Fun, but not enough
Gleefully gory, macabre yet mischievous
A bold, uproarious, unabashed, sexy extravaganza of power and corruption