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Shakespeare's Globe

The Changeling

By Thomas Middleton & William Rowley

15 January – 1 March

Tickets
£10 standing
£25-45 seats
£60 premium tickets 

Running time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Including interval 

Creatives 

Directed by
Dominic Dromgoole  

Designed by
Jonathan Fensom

Composed by
Claire van Kampen  

Cast

Liam Brennan
Vermandero

Matt Doherty
Servant/Madman 

Brian Ferguson
Antonio

Trystan Gravelle
De Flores

Peter Hamilton Dyer
Jasperino / Pedro

Simon Harrison
Alsemero

Joe Jameson
Tomazo

Adam Lawrence
Franciscus

Sarah MacRae
Isabella

Hattie Morahan
Beatrice-Joanna 

Pearce Quigley
Lollio

Tom Stuart
Alonzo

Thalissa Teixeira
Diaphanta

Phil Whitchurch
Alibius

  • Theatre/2015/SWP/The Changeling/CG

Please note: this production has now closed.

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.

Reviews

★★★★
'A fine-tuned revival by Dominic Dromgoole... a chillingly good performance from Hattie Morahan'
The Guardian  

★★★★
'As she showed in A Doll’s House, Morahan can go to enormous extremes without appearing to work too hard. She’s extraordinary. Likewise Gravelle makes De Flores thoroughly creepy…'
The Times 

★★★★
'It seethes with menace... Hattie Morahan brings a mix of regal wilfulness and wayward vulnerability to her role'
Evening Standard
 

★★★★
'A winningly dark cackle at the futility of romantic endeavour'
Time Out
 

★★★★
'Unforgettably primal...  Dominic Dromgoole delivers an incandescent revival... Hattie Morahan is turning in another golden performance...'
The Daily Telegraph

★★★★
'The Globe does it proper, enjoyable, unpleasant justice'
Financial Times

★★★★
'It is hard after this to think of The Changeling being staged in another theatre'
The Observer

★★★★
'Dromgoole makes excellent use of the Wanamaker’s candlelit stage'
Sunday Express

Related Events

Please note: tickets for all related events are sold separately to tickets for performances.

Setting the Scene

Pre-show introductions by Globe scholars, illustrated by Globe actors

Tuesday 20 January
Tuesday 17 February

Actor Interviews

Listen to interviews with Hattie Morahan (Beatrice-Joanna) and Trystan Gravelle (De Flores).

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