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Poor Beck

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About the Show Less...

Joanna Laurens's contemporary re-working of Ovid's Myrrah story. Read More >

Poor BeckJoanna Laurens’s contemporary re-working of Ovid’s Myrrah story explores themes of love, language and the senses. Myrrah’s family is torn apart when a stranger arrives in their underground city promising a bright future.

Laurens has recently completed her tenure as RSC Writer in Residence. Her other plays include The Three Birds, for which she won the Critics’ Circle Most Promising Playwright Award in 2001, and Five Gold Rings, which was staged at the Almeida in 2003.

Poor Beck premiered at The Other Place as part of the RSC’s New Work Festival. Its cast comes from the RSC Tragedies season and includes Greg Hicks.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 11/03/2005

Opening Night: 14/03/2005

Closing Night: 16/03/2005

Running time: 1hr

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Cast & Creative


Louise Bangay, Sian Brooke, Greg Hicks, Louis Hilyer


Director - Daniel Fish

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Lighting Designer - Vince Herbert

Set Designer - Andrew Lieberman

Sound - Tim Oliver

Author - Joanna Laurens

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