The Revenger’s Tragedy (La tragedia del vendicatore)

The Revenger’s Tragedy (La tragedia del vendicatore)

4 (3) · Classic Drama

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


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


Fun, but not enough

The Arts Desk

Middleton's carnival of nastiness gets a bravura staging

The Telegraph

Not enough danger or darkness amidst the high jinks


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

The Stage

Gruesome tale with a touch of Berlusconi

The Guardian

Date & time

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


Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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