CYMBELINE

by William Shakespeare
Saturday 24 to Saturday 31 October 2009
Mary Wallace Theatre

The world of Cymbeline is that of fairy-tale, ancient legend, and love tested almost to breaking-point. Cymbeline, King of Britain, furious that his daughter Imogen should have married against his wishes, banishes his new son-in-law. In exile in Italy, this vulnerable husband makes a foolish wager on the fidelity of his far-distant wife. What follows is a gripping and moving tale of temptation, deceit, forgiveness and reconciliation, set against a backdrop of war between Britain and Rome, and written in Shakespeare's late style - that is, highly charged and compressed verse, shot-through with dazzling images and haunting poetry. The supernatural plays an important part, as does the horrific and the barely [but entertainingly] credible!

Cast                 

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY: CYMBELINE Michael Daly GUIDERIUS James Marvin ARVIRAGUS Martin Elswood IMOGEN Claire Robinson QUEEN Bruna Box CLOTEN Patrick Toms THE BRITONS: POSTHUMUS Patrick Toms PISANIO Chris Williams BELARIUS Barry Evans CORNELIUS Peter Parkinson FRIENDS IN ROME: PHILARIO Barry Evans IACHIMO Simon Mitelman FRENCHMAN Simon Bartlett THE ROMANS: CAIUS LUCIUS Simon Bartlett PHILHARMONUS Peter Parkinson APPARITIONS: JUPITER Michael Godley SICILIUS Michael Daly MOTHER Bruna Box BROTHERS Martin Elswood, James Marvin

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Stephen Oliver
Stephen King
James Osmond
Martin Pope
Tess Nowell
Sarah Bland

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The Embankment, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3DU

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