Tristan Bernays

Psyche Stott

The Sainsbury Theatre

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Friday 2 December at 7:30pm
Monday 5 December at 7:30pm
Tuesday 6 December at 2pm
Wednesday 7 December at 7:30pm
Thursday 8 December at 2pm

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an interval.

About the show

AD 61, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing.

The King of the Iceni has died and his widow, Boudica, has tried to claim her rightful throne. For her insolence in defying Rome, the queen has been flogged, her daughters have been raped, and they have been banished from their homeland. But now, Queen Boudica has returned. And this time she has an army.

She will have revenge. She will have blood. She will make Rome quake in fear.

Tristan Bernays is a writer and performer from London. His work includes Boudica (Shakespeare's Globe, 2017); Testament (VAULT Festival, London, 2017); Frankenstein (Watermill Theatre/Wilton’s Musical Hall); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse; Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards); The Bread & The Beer (Soho Theatre/UK tour); and Coffin (King’s Head Theatre, London).

Psyche is a freelance Theatre Director. Her work has taken her to Rome, Australia, Europe and throughout the UK, enabling her to work in Regional Theatre, West End as well as on National and International Tours. In what seems like a lifetime ago, she won the Channel 4 Regional Directors Award (now the Regional Theatre Young Director Award), enabling her to take up the role of Director in Residence, whilst mentored by Erica Whyman at Northern Stage. Training also includes the National Theatre Studio. 

Some recent directing highlights include: the German Premiere of Girl On The Train and The Children (The English Theatre Frankfurt); Jekyll & Hyde, a new adaptation (Story House Theatre, Chester), the 20th anniversary production of David Farr's and Elton John’s Glasses (Watford Palace Theatre), The Fighting Bradfords, new commission (Gala Theatre, Durham), Blue Remembered Hills (Northern Stage & UK Tour).

Directing for BBC Radio: Brian Friel’s Hedda Gabler (produced by Sparklab for BBC Radio 4).

Contains themes of war trauma and displaced persons, flogging, extreme violence, rape victims, attempted rape, swearing, suicide and misogyny.

If you would like more detailed information about the content of this production, please contact [email protected] 

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Psyche Stott*

Lizzy Leech*

Assistant Director
Martha Barnett

Movement Director
Nicoletta Bonanni*

Voice Director
Francoise Walot*

Vocal Coach
Luke Byrne*

Fight Director
Sam Behan*

Intimacy Director
Christina Fulcher*

Lighting Designer
Avery Elliott

Sound Designer
Callum Watson


Clothen / Cato
Uriel Blankson 

Cunobline’s Guard / Druid / Belgic Warrior 2
Lee Braithwaite

Suetonius / Belgic Warrior 1 ​​​​
Harry Chalmers-Morris

Roman Woman / Waylen / Roman Soldier / Warrior Woman 2 
Alissia Di Cosmo 

Silvia / Andraste / Roman Soldier (Messenger) 
Molly Elson

Lucius / Warrior Woman 1
Ava Hinds-Jones 

Juliet G. James

Catus Deciamus / Centurion 2 
Isaac Jean-Meiro 

Centurion 1 / Roman Soldier
Adam Lamb

Lizzie Middleton 

Sejanus / Sestus / Roman Soldier 
Melchizedek Oketch

Vilberg Andri Pálsson

Taneetrah Porter 

Alfayd Raji 

Production Team

Stage Manager
Emily Compton

Deputy Stage Manager
Marcus Grove

Assistant Stage Manager
Helena Fitzgerald

Production Manager
Tom McCreadie

Chief LX
Jen Garland 

Deputy LX / Programmer
James Imber 

Production Sound Engineer
Jas Fuller 

Production Carpenter
Chloe Alexander 

Lighting Crew
Aidan Gibson
Ronan McKenna
Elaine Redshaw
Enna Stephens

Sound Assistants
Callum Duncan
Ghoti Fisher

Construction Crew
Simon Fleming
Peter Johnston
Elisabetta Perrotta
Maia Thompson