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 Anastasia Hille (Dido), Siobhan Redmond (Venus), Obi Abili (Iarbus), Jake Arditti (Singer/Lord), Mark Bonnar (Aeneas), Sian Brooke (Anna), Gary Carr (Cloanthus), Alan David (Jupiter/Lioneus), Susan Engel (Juno/Nurse), Freddie Hill (Ascanius), Stephen Kennedy (Achates), Kyle McPhail (Mercury/Hermes), Thomas Patten (Ascanius), Ryan Sampson (Ganymede/Sergestus), Ceallach Spellman (Cupid), Theo Stevenson (Cupid).
Author Christopher Marlowe. Producer National Theatre. Director James Macdonald. Design Tobias Hoheisel. Costume Moritz Junge. Lighting Adam Silverman. Music Orlando Gough. Sound Christopher Shutt.