Rebecca Frecknall to Direct The Duchess of Malfi at The Almeida Theatre

Lydia Wilson
Lydia Wilson

The Almeida Theatre announces Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall’s new production of John Webster’s revenge tragedy The Duchess of Malfi, with Lydia Wilson in the title role.

The production opens on Tuesday 10 December 2019, with previews from Monday 2 December, and runs until Saturday 18 January 2020.

It follows Frecknall’s previously acclaimed Almeida productions of Three Sisters and the Olivier Award-winning Summer and Smoke.

“Whether we fall by ambition, blood or lust

Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust”

You fall in love. You get married. You have children. You live happily ever after.

Almeida Associate Director Rebecca Frecknall follows her Olivier Award-winning production of Summer and Smoke and Three Sisters with The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster’s electrifying revenge tragedy about rage, resistance and a deadly lust for power.

John Webster (1580 – 1634) was an English dramatist and contemporary of William Shakespeare, best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi.

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