The Sainsbury Theatre
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.
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* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist
Clothen / Cato
Cunobline’s Guard / Druid / Belgic Warrior 2
Suetonius / Belgic Warrior 1
Roman Woman / Waylen / Roman Soldier / Warrior Woman 2
Alissia Di Cosmo
Silvia / Andraste / Roman Soldier (Messenger)
Lucius / Warrior Woman 1
Juliet G. James
Catus Deciamus / Centurion 2
Centurion 1 / Roman Soldier
Sejanus / Sestus / Roman Soldier
Vilberg Andri Pálsson
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Deputy LX / Programmer
Production Sound Engineer