The Duchess of Malfi Tickets
Ten years after opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014, John Webster’s seminal revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, returns to London’s only indoor candlelit theatre from February 2024.
A forbidden marriage. A hidden family. A dangerous web of secrets and lies.
The recently widowed Duchess falls in love with her steward, Antonio. Her brothers, eager to keep her under their control, warn her not to remarry. But some things are worth fighting – and lying – for…
In a rigid, male-dominated world, how far does a woman have to go to protect those she loves the most? And what desperate measures will the men in her life take to control her story?
Award-winning Director Rachel Bagshaw (Midnight Movie, Royal Court) makes her Globe directorial debut with this ground-breaking anniversary production of Webster’s violent tale of misogyny and deceit.
‘I account this world a tedious theatre, For I do play a part in’t ‘gainst my will.’
– Act IV, scene 1
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running timeTo be confirmed.
Performance dates17 February 2024 - 14 April 2024
ContentThe play contains violence including murder, as well as themes of incest and misogyny.
AccessCaptioned performances: 9 March 2024 - 2pm, 5 April 2024 - 7.30pm. Audio described: 23 March 2024 - 2pm, 6 April 2024 - 2pm. Relaxed performances: 3 April 2024 - 7.30pm, 7 April 2024 - 1pm. British Sign Language interpreted: 14 March 2024 - 7.30pm, 24 March 2024 - 1pm.
Venue InformationSam Wanamaker Playhouse21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London , London, SE1 9DT
Upcoming Performance Times
News / Videos
VIDEO: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI AT THE OLD VIC - PRESS NIGHT TRAILER
WATCH ALL THE ACTION FROM THE PRESS NIGHT OF THE DUCHESS OF MALFI AT THE OLD VIC THEATRE. RUNNING UNTIL 9TH JUNE, 2012.
13 Apr, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
LINDA MARLOWE AND JASPER BRITTON STAR IN RARELY PERFORMED MODERN CLASSIC MOTHER ADAM
Continuing Jermyn Street Theatre’s burgeoning reputation for rediscovering and staging high quality revivals of lost work featuring some of the most respected performers in British theatre , this Spring sees a rare production of Charles Dyer’s modern masterpiece Mother Adam starring Linda Marlowe and Jasper Britton.
11 Apr, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
EVE BEST RETURNS TO WEST END IN THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
Currently a hit on the other side of the pond in US dark comedy tv show Nurse Jackie, Eve Best is back treading the boards next year at The Old Vic Theatre in the John Webster play The Duchess of Malfi. The production previews from 17th March with Press Night on 28th March and will run until 8th June.
8 Dec, 2011 | By London Theatre Direct