Shirley’s script, with its echoes of Hamlet, Othello and The Spanish Tragedy, is less philosophical and more action. Whilst this makes it easy to follow and immediately engaging, the characters are more generally more limited in their scope for interpretation.
Why has THE CARDINAL gone so long unproduced? How did director Justin Audibert discover it? Why stage an epic, 19-character tragedy in Southwark’s 120-seat Off-West End theatre?
Ahead of tomorrow night’s Q&A chaired by My Theatre Mates’ co-founder Terri Paddock, production and opening night photos have been released for the Troupe’s production of rarely seen 17th-century classic The Cardinal.
The Cardinal emerges as a revenge tragedy and Audibert’s clear-sighted direction ensures that the intricacies of the plotting is lucid and consistently compelling.
Rehearsal photos and show trailer have now been released for the Troupe’s forthcoming new production of rarely seen 17th-century classic The Cardinal.
Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the director and company of rarely seen 17th-century tragic masterpiece THE CARDINAL on Thursday 23 February 2017. Got any questions? Book tickets to join her for this post-show Q&A.
James Shirley’s tragic 1641 masterpiece, The Cardinal, comes to Southwark Playhouse in 2017, in a new production starring Stephen Boxer and directed by Justin Audibert.