Dido, Queen of Carthage
Aeneas is a refugee in exile, fleeing a war-torn Troy and seeking new roots in Europe. Shipwrecked in Carthage, the meddling gods intervene; they fill Queen Dido with all-consuming love for Aeneas. In Marlowe's unsettling tale of sacrifice, the lovers must decide whether to follow their hearts or fulfil their political destinies. Dido, overwhelmed with passion, is propelled to her terrifying final act.Performers Ellie Beaven (Venus), Will Bliss (Hermes), Chipo Chung (Dido), Andro Cowperthwaite (Ganymede), Nicholas Day (Jupiter), Waleed Elgadi (Sergestus), Ben Goffe (Cujpid), Sandy Grierson (Aeneas), Kim Hartman (The Nurse), Amber James (Anna), Laura Kirman (Dido's train), Tom Lorcan (Illioneus), Tom McCall (Achates), Miles Mitchell (Trojan), Lucy Phelps (Cloanthus), Bridgitta Roy (Juno), Johnson Willis (Lord/Carthaginian/Dido's train), Daniel York (Iarbus).
Author Christopher Marlowe. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Kimberley Sykes. Design Ti Green. Lighting Claran Bagnall. Music Mike Fletcher.