Shakespeare's Globe Theatre West End Greater London
Descending from the heavenly sphere of the gods to the mortal world below, Arcturus raises a mighty storm. For Labrax, a 'procurer' of women, the storm brings shipwreck and ruin. For his female captives it offers a chance of escape. Washed up on a rocky coastline the two women seek refuge in the shrine of Venus, but it seems that the goddess alone cannot protect them. They are forced to rely instead on the help of the elderly Daemones, who is already struggling to control his reluctant slaves: the impudent Sceparino and the inept Gripus. Performers Mark Rylance, Alex Hassell, Edward Hogg. AuthorPlautus.ProducerThe Globe.Adapted byPeter Oswalk.DirectorTim Carroll.DesignLaura Hopkins.MusicClaire van Kampen.