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Shakespeare's Globe

The Malcontent

3 – 1 9 April 2014

Written by
John Marston

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

Creatives

Directed by
Caitlin McLeod

Designed by
Angela Davies

Composed by
Olly Fox

Cast

Performed by the Globe Young Players

Guy Amos 
Mendoza

Alexander Clarke
Bilioso

Benjamin Clarke
Emilia

Martha Lily Dean
Aurelia

Isaac Deayton
Prepasso / Captain

Ed Easton
Ferneze 

Brogan Gilbert
Bianca

Sam Hird
Maquerelle

Jasmine Jones
Mercury

Ben Lynn
Pietro

Joseph Marshall
Malevole

Sekela Nancy Ngamilo
Page

Freya Parks
Passarello

Yasmin Prince 
Celso

Danish Sajjad
Prologue / Equato

Amanda Shodeko
Maria

Curtis Trynka
Ferrado 

Toby Turpin
Page / Epilogue

Tamla Tutankhamun 
Guerrino  

  • Theatre/2014/SWP/The Malcontent/GYP/CG

Renaissance Genoa, and the sarcastic jester Malevole moves through its ducal court, dishing out his caustic commentary on the people attached to the city’s usurping duke: his lustful duchess, Aurelia; her lover Ferneze, and the vicious operator, Mendoza (the real power behind the throne). But this Malevole – this ‘malcontent’ – is not at all what he seems, for he is in fact Genoa’s rightful duke, bent on recovering his stolen birthright and exposing the filth and lies around him.

John Marston’s finest play was first performed in the Blackfriars playhouse by the Children of the Chapel, and later adopted and amplified by Shakespeare’s own company. With its obsession with lust, greed and violence, its dense Shakespearean allusion, Machiavellian villainy and savagely satirical comedy, The Malcontent is one of the masterpieces of the renaissance stage and perhaps the greatest Jacobean tragicomedy. The Malcontent will be performed by the Globe Young Players, a new company of talented 12 to 16-year-olds specially selected and trained by the Globe’s resident experts in the craft and performance of early modern drama.

Find out about our new Globe Young Players company for 12 to 16 year olds. Read more 

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