19 Feb 2022

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Towards the end of his career Shakespeare undertook a bold experiment: how much love and then loss could he inflict on one protagonist? How much adventure and shipwreck? How many nautical miles could he cover in one play? How much life could he cram into two hours?

The answer is Pericles, the Mediterranean road-movie that some scholars believe he co-wrote with Tarantino. Rising to meet Shakespeare’s dramaturgical daring head-on, this production condenses a lifetime into a moment, and asks: if you risk everything and lose it, can it still be worth it?

This production includes talk of rape and/or sexual violence, haze and flashing lights.

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