Directed by Dominic Hill
Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan Theatre,
Tuesday 10th May, 2011
|Photo: Ellie Kurttz|
Massinger’s seldom performed play gets the outing it deserves on the Swan stage. Dominic Hill’s production shows just how wonderfully funny it really is, with the actors performing the heightened characters to superb effect. But beneath its laugh out loud surface, the production reveals the play’s deeper concern with the destructive forces of selfishness, greed and desire. Hill proves just how modern and relevant this play is for us today.