The Sam Wanamaker theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Malcontent

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John Marston’s tale of lust, greed and violence is brought to life by the Globe Young Players, a new company of 12 to 16-year-olds. Read More >

John Marston’s tale of lust, greed and violence is brought to life by the Globe Young Players, a new company of 12 to 16-year-olds.

The play’s dense Shakespearean allusion, Machiavellian villainy and savagely satirical comedy have made The Malcontent one of the masterpieces of the Renaissance stage and arguably the greatest Jacobean tragedy.

Set it Renaissance Genoa, it tells the story of Malevole, a sarcastic jester who moves through the ducal court dishing out his caustic commentary on the people attached to the city’s usurping duke. But Malevole is not what he seems, he is Genoa’s rightful duke and he is bent on recovering his stolen birthright and exposing the lies around him.

The Globe New Players are a company of young people who have been selected and trained in the craft of modern drama performance by the Globe’s resident experts.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 03/04/2014

Opening Night: 10/04/2014

Closing Night: 19/04/2014

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Guy Amos, Alexander Clarke, Benjamin Clarke, Martha Lily Dean, Isaac Deayton, Ed Easton, Callum Francis, Brogan Gilbert, Samuel Hird, Jasmine Jones, Ben Lynn, Joseph Marshall, Sekela Nancy Ngamilo, Freya Parks, Yasmin Prince, Danish Sajjad, Amanda Shodeko, Curtis Trynka, Toby Turpin, Tamla Tutankhamun

Creative

Director - Caitlin McLeod

Producer - Shakespeare's Globe

Author - John Marston