William Shakespeare's


William Shakespeare

Anna Marsland

The Sainsbury Theatre

Friday 3 September at 7:30pm
(livestreamed performance)
Monday 6 September at 7:30pm
Tuesday 7 September at 2pm
Wednesday 8 September at 7:30pm

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About the show

"To lapse in fullness
Is sorer than to lie for need, and falsehood
Is worse in kings than beggars."

The game is up. A story of tangled romance ensues.

When Princess Imogen marries her best friend, non-royal Posthumus, in a secret wedding that defies convention, it triggers a butterfly effect of chaos. Set against a back drop of war between Britain and Rome, the story unfolds through a web of deceit, jealousy and mistaken identity.

1 hour 45 minutes. There is no interval.

Thought to be one of Shakespeare's final plays and written around 1610, it's fitting that this tragi-comedy, Cymbeline, is suggested to have been produced after the long closure of Theatres at the time of the plague. Appearing in Shakespeare's first folio, it shares themes with Shakespeare's other plays Much Ado about Nothing and Othello. It is suggested that the complex plot was inspired by the 1587 Holinshed's Chronicles and shares some similarities with the historical figure Cunobeline, a Celtic King.

This production uses smoke and haze, fake blood and discusses themes of a distressing nature including rape and violence. The production also features loud noises (popping balloons).

Creative Team

Anna Marsland

Assistant Director
Rebecca Lewis

Valentine Gigandet 

Lighting Designer
Luca Panetta 

Sound Designer
Bella Kear 

Movement Director
Laura Dredger

Vocal Coach
Paula Stephens


Andrew Douglas Adams

Lord / Posthumus
Christian Benton

Kathryn Bogley

Philaria / Guideria
Sarah Boneysteele

Queen / Lord / Jupiter
Avery Bryce

Teryn Gray

Posthumus / Caius Lucius
Raphaël Lecat

Iachimo / 2nd Captain
Michael Monicatti

French Lord / Iachimo / Roman Captain
Jay Reum

Imogen / 1st Captain
Karina Simmons

Brooke Smaltz

Cloten / Cornelius
Jeff Tunke

Production Team

Stage Manager
Emma Kaas Andersen

Deputy Stage Manager
David Bain

Assistant Stage Manager
Katy Ross

Production Sound Engineer
Sam Maslin
Daiva Aleksiunaite

Wardrobe Supervisor
Olivia Weltz

Live Streaming Supervisor
Joe Tomlinson

Camera Operators​​​
Jas Fuller
Sophia Markou

Chief Electricians
Ben Garcia
Callum Watson
Marie Zschommler

Photos by Alex Brenner