VenueSwan Theatre
From11th April 2015
Opened20th April 2015
To24th June 2015
When19:30. Apr 20 at 19:00. Sat,Wed Mats 13:30 (from Apr 18)
What is currently on at Swan Theatre (V136)
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Love's Sacrifice

Love's SacrificeT643837015
Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he's not the only one who loves her. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes he finds it harder to conceal his true feelings. While the Duke is unaware of his friend's dilemma, his sister soon realises what is happening. Racked with jealousy by her own desire for Fernando, she begins to manipulate her brother, encouraging him to act against his friend. With echoes of Shakespeare's Othello, John Ford's rarely performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love.
Author John Ford

Archive :: production:T643837015, play:S1300123518, venue:V136

Production details

Special Performances

  • 29 May 15 Captioned
  • 13 Jun 15 Audio Described
  • 17 Jun 15 Audio Described
  • 23 Jun 15 Captioned


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Matthew Dunster
Design Anna Fleischle
Lighting Lee Curran
Music Alexander Balanescu
Sound Ian Dickinson
Director Charlotte Broom (movement)
Design Dick Straker (video)
Performer Andy Apollo (Ferentes)
Performer Sheila Atim (Julia)
Performer Guy Burgess (Nibrassa)
Performer Beth Cordingly (Fiormonda)
Performer Geoffrey Freshwater (Abbot)
Performer Marcus Griffiths (Roseilli)
Performer Rhiannon Handy (Colona)
Performer Simon Hedger (Guard)
Performer Julian Hoult (Attendant)
Performer Matthew Kelly (Mauruccio)
Performer Jamie Thomas King (Fernando)
Performer Jonathan McGuinness (D'Avalos)
Performer Annette McLaughlin (Morona)
Performer Matthew Needham (Duke of Pavy)
Performer Richard Rees (Petruchio)
Performer Colin Ryan (Giacapo)
Performer Nav Sidhu (Attendant)
Performer Catrin Stewart (Bianca)
Performer Gabby Wong (Attendant)

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