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UK PREMIERE

The Phoenix of Madrid

by Calderon, in a new translation by Laurence Boswell

14 September - 23 December 2011

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

The Phoenix of Madrid

Overview

UK PREMIERE

in repertory with Iphigenia and The Surprise of Love

Don Pedro has it all - high position, wealth, a beautiful family - and enjoys the good life in the heart of the Spanish capital.

But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint. It is time to marry off his daughters. It's bad enough that his eldest Beatriz is both obsessed by the latest fashions and talks like a university professor, but his youngest Leonor is already enjoying illicit midnight trysts with her lover and is in no mood to accept an arranged marriage.

Throw into this explosive mix the extravagant young man about town, Don Alonso, who thinks all women, like all plays, are excellent on the first night and boring on the second, and you have the recipe for an hilarious comedy that reaches out effortlessly across the centuries.

Calderon was the greatest genius of the Spanish Golden Age (1580 - 1660), one of the richest periods in world theatre rivalled only by the Ancient Greeks and our own Elizabethan era. This is the first time that The Phoenix Of Madrid will have been seen by a British audience.

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    4 Star Rating "Proclaim it loud - something wonderful is happening in Bath" - The Telegraph

     

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  • Cast

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    The members of the Ustinov Studio Company are:

    Peter Bramhill, David Fielder, Christopher Hunter, Adam Jackson-Smith, Frances McNamee, Tom Mothersdale, Laura Rees, Samantha Robinson, Milo Twomey.
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    Directed by Laurence Boswell

    Designer: Ti Green

    Lighting Designer: Ben Ormerod

    Sound Designer: Fergus O'Hare

    Tickets: £19.50/£14.50 discounts

    Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

     

     

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