Cymbeline

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Melly Still
DESIGNER Anna Fleischle
THEATRE Barbican Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Royal Shakespeare Company RSC
DESCRIPTION
Shakespeare’s coming-of-age romance is stunningly retold for the 21st century. An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain that is alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Gillian Bevan plays Cymbeline, the first woman to take on the title role for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Melly Still, whose credits include Coram Boy for the National Theatre and The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne, directs the rarely performed play of power, jealousy, sexuality and identity.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 200 min

Interval: YES

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Eke Chukwu | Caius Lucius/Spaniard
Actor
Natalie Simpson | Guideria
Actor
Marieme Diouf | Helen/British Attendant/Soldier
Actor
Marcus Griffiths | Cloten/Roman soldier
Actor
Theo Ogundipe | Lord 2/Frenchman/Captain
Actor
Oliver Johnstone | Iachimo
Actor
Temi Wilkey | Philharmonia/Gentlewoman 2
Actor
Romayne Andrews | Lord 1/Duychman
Actor
James Cooney | Arviragus
Actor
Bethan Cullinane | Innogen
Actor
Kevin N Golding | Soldier/Tribune/Messenger
Actor
Byron Mondahl | Philario/Soldier
Actor
James Clyde | Duke
Actor
Graham Turner | Belarius
Actor
Hiran Abeysekera | Posthumus
Actor
Doreene Blackstock | Cornelia/Soldier
Actor
Jenny Fennessy | First Gentlewoman/Jailer 1/Roman Soldier
Actor
Kelly Williams | Pisanio/Roman Soldier
Actor
Gillian Bevan | Cymbeline
Actor

Creatives

Director | Melly Still
Playwright | William Shakespeare
Designer | Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer | Philip Gladwell
Movement Director | Emily Mytton
Sound Designer | Jonathan Ruddick
Music | Dave Price

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Barbican Theatre, 31/10/2016 - 22/12/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'An evening of betrayal and mistrust' ‘Bethan Cullinane, superb’
‘Thrilling, moving and epic’ ‘Melly Still’s production grabs attention and rarely lets go’
‘Comes straight from the heart’ ‘It’s unafraid of emotion and boats fine performances’ ‘This is an evening that belongs to the Director’
'Refreshing and engaging, and possibly useful if you are in doubt about Brexit.'

STORYLINE

When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a figure plots to seize power by murdering them both. In exile, Innogen’s husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful, forcing her away from court on a journey fraught with danger.