Reviews

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'It would be hard to imagine a fuller, finer, more mischievous and moving production... the evening belongs to James Garnon's magnificent Pericles'
Sunday Express 

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'Dominic Dromgoole’s poignant, beautifully staged production'
The Guardian 

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'It's tragic, it's comic, it's epic...this peculiar triumph makes you greedily wonder if more marvels might come from them here too'
The Times 

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'Intensely touching...full of wily warmth'
The Independent

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'Ridiculously good fun...genuinely touching'
Time Out 

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'The humorous scenes fizz and the more intimate ones are genuinely moving'
Evening Standard 

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'The action floats on Claire van Kampen's marvellous music'
The Observer

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'Beautifully bonkers...the multi-tasking cast is hugely impressive'
The Stage

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Shakespeare's Globe

Pericles

by William Shakespeare & George Wilkins

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Thursday 19 November 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
Dominic Dromgoole

Designed by
Jonathan Fensom

Composed by
Claire van Kampen

Choreographed by
Sian Williams

Cast


Simon Armstrong
Antiochus/Simonides

Jessica Baglow
Marina

Tia Bannon
Daughter

Sam Cox
Escanes/Cerimon

Steffan Donnelly
Lysimachus

James Garnon
Pericles

Dennis Herdman
Bolt

Tom Kanji
Thaliard

Fergal McElherron
Helicanus/Pandar

Ryan McKen
Leonine

Dorothea Myer-Bennett
Thaisa/Dionyza

Daniel Rabin
Cleon

Sheila Reid
Gower

Kirsty Woodward
Bawd/Lychorida

Please note: this production has now closed.

'O, come, be buried
A second time within these arms!'

Synopsis


Pericles, Prince of Tyre, is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. Following a shipwreck, he meets Princess Thaisa and wins her for his wife. Months later, in another sea-storm, Thaisa dies in childbirth and her body is committed to the deep. The grief-stricken Pericles takes comfort in his baby daughter, Marina, but fosters her with friends. Years pass. Can report of her death be true? And can his dead wife return to life?

Background


Imbued with music, miracle and the constant presence of the sea, the spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances.

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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