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Pericles is offered the chance to win the hand of King Antiochus s daughter if he can solve a riddle. However solving the riddle reveals a terrible secret about the King that puts Pericles in mortal danger and sets him off on a death-defying voyage. The story takes place in a wondrous and timeless world, on a whirlwind journey through strange kingdoms and across perilous oceans. Pericles faces ruthless tyrants and rival suitors, surviving battles and shipwrecks on the adventure of a lifetime. Modern staging. June 9th - Corin Redgrave has been ill. For the nights of June 9th and 10th the part of Pericles the Elder will be performed by Mark Rylance. Please check with Box Office about performances over the following weekend.Performers Jude Akuwudike (Lysimachus/Antiochus), Matt Costain (Aerialist/Chorus leader and Co), Harry Gostelow (Cleon/Pandar/Fisherman), Iisa Ilona Jantti (Aerialist/Chorus), Matalda Leyser (Aerialist/Chorus/Diana and Co), Robert Luckay (Pericles the Younger), Marcello Magni (Simonides/Boult/Helicanus), Victoria McManus (Aerialist/Chorus), Jules Melvin (Bawd/Lychorida), Patrice Naiambana (Gower/Cerimon), Alex Poulter (Aerialist/Chorus), Corin Redgrave (Pericles the Elder), Laura Rees (Marina), Hilary Tones (Thaisa/Dionyza), Aaron Walker (Aerialist/Chorus).
Author Shakespeare. Producer The Globe. Director Kathryn Hunter. Design Liz Cooke.
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