17 – 27 March 2021
Performed live online
‘Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust,
Like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust.’
In 2021, Creation brought John Webster’s classic of glamour and gore to life online. This new adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi was presented by Creation’s Digital Rep Company in collaboration with TORCH at the University of Oxford.
Exposing how easily love can slip into madness, The Duchess of Malfi offers a delicious nightmare which plays with the boundaries of life and death, until we are no longer sure what is real. Live performers and audience may have been separated in space but were connected online as participants, voyeurs and witnesses.
This production was directed by Laura Wright and Natasha Rickman. It was also accompanied by learning resources for school and university students, many of whom find The Duchess of Malfi on their syllabuses.
Director – Laura Wright, Natasha Rickman
Stage Manager – Judith Volk
Video Design – Stuart Reed
Annabelle Terry – The Duchess of Malfi
Dharmesh Patel – Ferdinand
Giles Stoakley – The Cardinal
Kofi Dennis – Antonio
Graeme Rose – Bosola
Andy Owens – Delio