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The Cardinal comes to the Southwark Playhouse
James Shirley’s tragedy revived in London.
Directed by Justin Audibert and designed by Anna Reid, The Cardinal was written in 1641 and was one of the last plays to be staged in England before Cromwell's ban on theatre. This new production is presented in London by Troupe.
"The state of Navarre is in crisis. An unscrupulous Cardinal has the ear of the King and is hungry for power. The Duchess Rosaura longs to marry the Count D’Alvarez, but the Cardinal wants her for his brutish nephew. To tighten his grip on the Kingdom, the ruthless Cardinal will stop at nothing to secure the marriage. But in the Duchess it seems he has finally met his match…"
Stephen Boxer's credits include The Inn at Lydda (Shakespeare’s Globe), King Lear, The Holy Rosenbergs, Aristocrats, Power, Volpone, At Our Table, White Chameleon, The Shape of the Table and Once in a While the Odd Thing Happens (National Theatre).
Producer Troupe is supported by a Michael Grandage Company Futures Bursary Award and makes its debut at Southwark Playhouse after producing three critically acclaimed rediscoveries at the Finborough Theatre.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.