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Boudica

by Tristan Bernays

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Friday 8 September – Sunday 1 October 2017

Globe Theatre

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Yard (standing) £5 | Gallery (seated) £20 – £45. Under 18s – £3 off all seats in the Globe Theatre To be confirmed
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Creatives


Writer
Tristan Bernays

Director
Eleanor Rhode

Designer
Tom Piper 

Composer
Jules Maxwell 

Movement
Tom Jackson Greaves 

Lighting Designer
Malcolm Rippeth

Sound Designer
David Gregory 

Fight Directors
Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd 

Cast


Bethan Clark
Ensemble

Samuel Collings
Catus Deciamus

Owen Findlay
Ensemble

Jenny Fitzpatrick
Lucius

Kate Handford
Silvia

Joan Iyiola
Alonna

Brian Martin
Sejanus / Sestus

Forbes Masson
Cunobeline

Gina McKee
Boudica

Anna-Maria Nabirye
Andraste / Roman Woman

Abraham Popoola
Badvoc

Clifford Samuel
Suetonius

Natalie Simpson
Blodwynn

Tok Stephen
Clothen / Cato

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‘Id rather walk in blood than walk a slave
For he thy Emperor!’

Synopsis


AD 61, Britannia.

On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing.

The King of the Iceni has died and his widow Boudica has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the queen has been flogged, her daughters have been raped, and they have been banished from their homeland. But now, Queen Boudica has returned. And this time she has an army.

She will have revenge. She will have blood. She will make Rome quake in fear.

Background


Boudica is a brand new ancient history play that tells the story of one of Britain's most infamous women: a queen, a warrior and a rebel. The role of Boudica will be played by Gina McKee. In 2016, McKee performed in Faith Healer at the Donmar Warehouse, and is well-known for her role as Bella in the 1999 film Notting Hill.

This production portrays the violent world of Boudica and the coarseness of battle.

Please note: Boudica contains strong language, blood, sexual violence and graphic fight scenes.

 

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