Social role-play and sexual innuendo, Jacobean style. The true Duke of Genoa has lost his throne to the usurper Pietro. The Duke returns to court in disguise to expose the corruption and regain his true office. Resonating with echoes of Shakespeare's Measure For Measure
and Hamlet The Malcontent
is a fabulous study of courtly intrigue, betrayal and treachery.Performers Sasha Behar (Bianca), Claire Benedict (Maquarelle), Paul Bhattacharjee (Celso), Joe Dixon (Mendoza), Amanda Drew (Aurelia), Geoffrey Freshwater (Bilioso), Colin McCormack (Pietro Iacomo), Michael Matus (Ferrardo), Antony Sher (Giovanni Altofronto - Malevole), David Acton, Paul Bentall, Vincent Brimble, Antony Byrne, Billy Carter, Wayne Cater, Shelley Conn, Caroline Faber, Jamie Glover, Sean Hannaway, Ben Hicks, Sian Howard, Keith Osborn, Joshua Richards, David Rintoul, Avin Shah, Michael Thomas, James Tucker.
Author John Marston. Producer Royal Shakespeare Company. Director Dominic Cooke. Design Robert Innes Hopkins. Lighting Wayne Dowdeswell. Music Gary Yershon. Sound Martin Slavin.