THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
University Theatre, Newton Park Campus
By John Webster
7th - 9th November 2019 7:30pm
(also 2pm on 9th November)
£12 Full | £10 Concs | £6 BSU Student
Suitable for 14+ The performance is 90 minutes long, with no interval.
About the Event
Webster’s dark tale of bloody treachery is the most thrilling and chilling of the Jacobean revenge tragedies – an exploration of male rage and female resistance as two siblings try and control their sister, block her marriage and repress her agency with fatal results.
One of the few female-led classical plays, The Duchess of Malfi unleashes a whirlwind of jealousy, madness and death. Set in a decaying world where the elegance and beauty cannot hide the rampant ugliness and corruption of the protagonists. Cruelty and beauty mix in a way to create a heady cocktail of seduction and horror.
The Duchess of Malfi reflects the contemporary debates about female empowerment and the abuse of male power.