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Playing Shakespeare: Othello (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

Othello was performed as part of the 2015 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project.

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Farinelli and the King (2015)

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Playwright: Claire van Kampen
Directed by: John Dove

Spain, 1737. King Philippe V lies awake. The Queen, desperate to relieve her husband of his depression, begs the castrato to sing to the king. Philippe is healed, held captive by Farinelli’s voice – but so is Farinelli…

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L'Ormindo (2015)

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Playwright: Francesco Cavalli
Directed by: Kasper Holten

L’Ormindo is a comic and moving tale of the loves and betrayals of princes, its miraculous plot twists spurred on over three acts by the forces of Destiny, Love and Luck. Produced in collaboration with The Royal Opera.

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The Changeling (2015)

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Playwright: Thomas Middleton & William Rowley
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Charged with Middleton’s ferocious dramatic irony, and leavened by Rowley’s wild comic sub-plot, nothing in English drama comes near to this tale of a liaison based on repulsion and fascination.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Running two plays within-the-play simultaneously, The Knight of the Burning Pestle combines wicked humour with charming songs and a cast of hilarious London characters in one of the earliest comedies to hit the English stage

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'Tis Pity She's a Whore (2014)

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Playwright: John Ford
Directed by: Michael Longhurst

Compassionate and disturbing, John Ford’s great story of doomed love – told in scenes that combine intense reflection with explosive violence – enters the most challenging moral territory of all.

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Pitcairn (2014)

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Playwright: Richard Bean
Directed by: Max Stafford-Clark

Richard Bean’s brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers.

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Doctor Scroggy's War (2014)

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Playwright: Howard Brenton
Directed by: John Dove

Hilarious and moving, Doctor Scroggy’s War gives a sideways look at the First World War a hundred years after its onset.

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