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The Changeling [2015]

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

Her fingers touched me! She smells all amber.

The beautiful Beatrice-Joanna loves Alsemero, but she’s betrothed to another. So her fiancé must die – not by her hand, of course, but by that of the repulsive servant De Flores. Unfortunately it’s not money De Flores claims as his reward, but sex – and with the sweet virgin Beatrice-Joanna herself.

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. In fact, with its ghosts, dumb shows, scenes of Bedlam, and atmosphere of depraved violence, The Changeling runs the gamut of the Jacobean stage.

Hattie Morahan and Trystan Gravelle featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.

CREATIVES AND PRODUCTION

  • Designed by Jonathan Fensom
  • Composed by Claire van Kampen

CAST

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