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Pericles [2016]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

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

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?

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.

James Garnon, Jessica Baglow and Fergal McElherron featured as part of the Adopt an Actor interview series for this production.


  • Designed by Jonathan Fensom
  • Composed by Claire van Kampen
  • Choreographed by Sian Williams


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