Reviews

Review
'A clear engaging production that relishes the play's pantomine elements'
Evening Standard

Review
'An exceptionally skillful and engaging cast...This is sophisticated indoor theatre'
The Independent

Review
'Affectionate and engaging'
The Daily Telegraph

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'Sam Yates’s spry, immensely engaging production... Pauline McLynn is a joy as the queen... Emily Barber’s posh, brave and funny Innogen is wonderful'
Financial Times 

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'Fast-moving and never flagging'
The Stage 

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'Full of surprises'
WhatsOnStage 

'One would be hard-pressed to come across a more delightful reckoning of this particular text than can now be found at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse'
New York Times


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Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

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Wednesday 2 December 2015 – Thursday 21 April 2016

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets Running Time
Fixed Position Standing £10 | Seated £15 – £48 | £62 premium tickets also available Approx. 2 hours 55 mins

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Directed by
Sam Yates

Designed by
Richard Kent

Composed by
Alex Baranowski

Choreographed by
Michela Meazza

Cast


Emily Barber
Innogen 

Calum Callaghan
Cloten 

Trevor Fox
Pisanio

Darren Kuppan
Arviragus

Christopher Logan
Cornelius 

Joseph Marcell
Cymbeline

Pauline McLynn
Queen

Eugene O'Hare
Iachimo

Brendan O'Hea
Belarius 

Jonjo O'Neill
Posthumus

Dharmesh Patel
Soothsayer/Philario

Tika Peucelle
Mother/Helen

Paul Rider
Caius Lucius

Sid Sagar
Guiderius 

Please note: this production has now closed.

'Hang there like fruit, my soul,
Till the tree die.'

Synopsis


Innogen, daughter of King Cymbeline, has displeased her father by marrying Posthumus. In exile, Posthumus proclaims the beauty of his wife to the villainous Iachimo and lays a wager on her fidelity. But Iachimo will stop at nothing to prove that Innogen has been unfaithful – and Posthumus seems implacable in his revenge.

Background


Strange, erotic, moving and politically charged, Cymbeline is perhaps the most psychologically acute of Shakespeare’s great late romantic quartet.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare’s late, great plays in the kind of theatre they were written for - the intimate, candlelit, indoor Playhouse.

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