Lessing's Emilia Galotti at the Barons Court Theatre
Ottisdotter Productions presents Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's German classic Emilia Galotti, directed by Dr Mark Ewbank, with a preview performance at Barons Court Theatre in Barons Court, west London, on 01 Sep 2014, an official opening on 02 Sep and a limited run through to 13 Sep 2014.
The cast of Emilia Galotti includes Samuel Haughton (Marinelli), Che Watson (The Prince), Roseanne Lynch (Emilia), Francesca Burgoyne (The Countess Orsina), Peter Wheal-Jones (Eduardo) and Selma Glasell (Claudia Galotti).
Synopsis: 'Lessing's Emilia Galotti is a tale of absolute power, lust and honour. This Enlightenment-era tragedy tells the story of the virtuous Emilia, whose wedding day starts a chain of events which unravel apace. Based on the Roman myth of Verginia, the play shows the limitless excess of the aristocracy and the will of the people to resist. Lessing's tragedy showed how frivolous cause can lead to harrowing effect, and shone a light on European Royal autocracy.'