“One of the highlights of the 40th Brighton Festival” The Guardian
Prodigal’s site-sensitive reworking of the Jacobean classic the “Duchess of Malfi” strips the play back to its bare bones creating a multilayered montage of music and voices.
The court of Malfi is supplanted by the seedy 50’s underworld of a sharp-suited gangster clan and plays out in a thrilling promenade among the backrooms, stairways & surrounding streets of a city centre venue.
“Theatre as spectacle, as experience…Not to be missed” BBC
“If you're after something tremendous, come to this…” Three Weeks
Best Show Winner Brighton Festival
“Astonishingly slick…Never less than engrossing… Putting those static representations of Jacobean tragedy we've seen in recent months to shame, Prodigal grab Webster by the balls, look their audience in the eye and breathe such life into The Duchess you'll feel the adrenaline pumping long after the corpses have ceased to pile….kill to get a ticket.” Bella Todd
A Brighton Festival Co-Commission with Made In Brighton. Devised by the company under the direction of Jane Collins. Supported by the Arts Council of England & the Wimbledon School of Art. Sponsored by Sara Arnett of Simultane and the Trevor Sorbie Salon.