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Shipwright Yard, London, SE1 2TF
26 Apr - 27 May 2017
Stephen Boxer is superb…combining grief and courage with moments of farcical humour.
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One of the last plays staged in London before Oliver Cromwell put the kibosh on theatre in 1641, James Shirley's political drama stars Stephen Boxer when it comes to Southwark Playhouse in the spring. Celebrated for its witty and fast-paced dialogue that has inspired generations of future playwrights, this is one of the more remarkable insights into courtly intrigue by a shadowy figure with secrets of his own. With Stephen Boxer universally praised for his performances in other politically centered roles, House of Cards' Frank Underwood would do well to watch his back with this schemer!
A ruthless cardinal who has the sole ear of the King of Navarre sees the kingdom in uproar and a way in to secure absolute power. Securing a politically advantageous marriage for his brutish nephew Columbo to the beautiful Duchess Rosaura, he is shocked to discover that the young woman has enough nous to hold her own against her would-be captors and marries instead a handsome count. However, when the nephew Columbo murders the count, he and the Cardinal take her hostage; there she plans their downfall, putting her life on the line in the process.
Previews from: 26 April 2017
Opening night: 28 April 2017
Booking through until: 27 May 2017
Suitable for ages 13+ due to mature themes
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