Moscow 1598. The great Tsar Ivan the Terrible has died and Boris Godunov reluctantly, humbly takes the throne. But rumours are rife that Boris has secretly murdered the rightful heir and the distant shadow of this prodigal son threatens to close in and take revenge. Pushkin wrote Boris Godunov, with its beautiful echoes of Shakespeare's Histories and Macbeth, during the political turmoil of the 1820s in Russia.Performers Gethin Antony (Grigory), Matthew Aubrey (Rozhnov), Adam Burton (Semyon), Joe Dixon (Afanasii Pushkin), Jake Fairbrother (Gavrila), Paul Hamilton (Karela/Schelkarlov), Lloyd Hutchinson (Boris Godunov), Youssef Kerkour (Kurbsky/Guard), Chris Lew Kum Hoi (Boy/Citizen/Soldier), Siu Hun Li (Kruschev), patrick Romer (Father Pimen), James Tucker (Shuisky), Graham Turner (Patriarch Job/Mniszech), Stephen Ventura (Misail/Margaret), Phillip Whitchurch (Varlaam/Rosen), Lucy Briggs Owen (Maryna), Nia Gwynne (Nurse), Susan Momoko Hingley (Rozia), Joan Iyiola (Ksenia), Sadie Shimmin (Hostess).
Author Alexander Pushkin. Company Royal Shakespeare Company. Adapted by Adrian Mitchell. Director Michael Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Vince Herbert. Music John Woolf. Sound Jeremy Dunn. Director Liz Ranken (movement). Director Terry King (fights).