Duchess of Malfi

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Find out more and book your tickets here. [Age guidance suggested by Creation: 12+]

Don't miss this brand new live online adaptation of 'John Webster’s classic of glamour and gore' from Creation Theatre in collaboration with Laura Jayne Wright, supported by TORCH Theatres Seed Fund.

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A severed hand, a scream, an echo. What horrors are waiting at the court at Malfi? 

Experience John Webster’s classic of glamour and gore live online. Creation’s Digital Rep Company presents a new adaptation, in collaboration with TORCH.

Exposing how easily love can slip into madness, The Duchess of Malfi offers a delicious nightmare which plays with the boundaries of life and death, until we are no longer sure what is real. Live performers and audience will be separated in space but connected online as participants, voyeurs and witnesses. 

The production is supported by the TORCH Theatres Seed Fund, and will be accompanied by learning resources for school and university students, many of whom will find The Duchess of Malfi on their syllabuses. A report documenting the production process is also underway.

If you are interested in learning more about the project and about theatre in lockdown, watch our Adventures in Digital seminar, where Dr Laura Jayne Wright and Creation Producer, Lucy Askew, discuss the process.

You can also hear Dr Wright talk about what drew her to the play in this podcast from Creation Theatre.