Full casting has been announced for the Almeida’s upcoming production of The Duchess of Malfi.
Joining previously announced Olivier Award-nominee Lydia Wilson will be Khalid Abdalla, Hadassah Allen, Leo Bill, Jersey Blu Georgia, Ioanna Kimbook, Michael Marcus, Ciarán Owens, Shalini Peiris, Jack Riddiford, Jethro Skinner and Kalungi Ssebandeke.
“Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust
Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust”
You fall in love.
You get married.
You have children.
You live happily ever after.
Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall follows her Olivier Award-winning production of Summer and Smoke and Three Sisters with The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster’s electrifying revenge tragedy about rage, resistance and a deadly lust for power.
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.
The productnio will feature design by Chloe Lamford, costume by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by George Dennis.
‘The Duchess of Malfi’ will run at the Almeida Theatre from 2nd December until 25th January 2020.