You will enter a world of grotesque characters, fantastic ritual and heart-rending drama. In the Great Castle of Gormenghast you will meet Steerpike, the pale power-crazed, ambitious kitchen boy; Fuchsia, the wild, romantic, raven-haired daughter of the Earl; and Titus, the timid, fine-boned rebellious heir to the whole corrupt castle. In this vast rotting kingdom of corridors and shadows you will encounter a strange tale of greed, honour, madness and love. Not for the faint-hearted. Supported by Arts Council EnglandPerformers Adam Sunderland (Steerpike), Philip Pellew (Flay), Sally Mortemore (Gertrude), Elisa de Grey (Fuchsia), Liz Collier (The Thing), James Wooldridge (Titus), Eric MacLennan (Swelter/Dr Prunesquallor).
Book by Mervyn Peake. Adapted by John Constable. Adapted by David Glass. Company David Glass Ensemble. Director David Glass. Music John Eacott. Design Rae Smith. Costume Lieutske Visser. Lighting Spike Mosley. Musical Director Jonathan Cooper.