The Knight of Malta

Celebrate Read Not Dead’s 25th Anniversary with Fletcher, Massinger and Nathan Field’s tale of love, war and treachery.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


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Public booking opens Wednesday 19 February, 10.00am.

The Knights of Malta are riven by threats that put their Order, and their island, in jeopardy. Veteran warrior Montferrat and new recruit Gomera find themselves questioning their vows of chastity when they both fall in love with Oriana, sister of the Grand Master. Love, death, war, and treachery form a heady blend in this tale of a state in crisis.

Join us for this lively script-in-hand performance and celebrate 25 years of our popular Read Not Dead series.

The Read Not Dead ground rules are simple. Actors rehearse the play once and present it, script in hand, to an audience later that afternoon. 

The performances are instinctive, adrenaline-driven and inventive. 

Actors and audiences alike share in the excitement of reviving these forgotten plays that definitely deserve to be Read Not Dead.



Standing (fixed position): £5

Seated from £10

20% Discount on seated tickets for Members and Students

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 3 hours

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