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