The White Devil (2015)
The White Devil
by John Webster
- Wednesday 18 November 2015 at 7:30 PM
- Thursday 19 November 2015 at 7:30 PM
- Friday 20 November 2015 at 7:30 PM
- Saturday 21 November 2015 at 7:30 PM
- Sunday 22 November 2015 at 2:30 PM
at Victory Hall
Duke Brachiano is besotted with the beautiful Vittoria Comrombona. The feeling is mutual. Just two obstacles stand in their way. His wife and her husband. Brachiano enlists the help of Vittoria’s brother, Flamineo, to fool her husband, and the illicit affair begins. But their infidelity does not go unnoticed. Their spouses have powerful friends who exact tenacious revenge. Accusations of adultery and murder fly and Vittoria and Flamineo find themselves snared in a web of corruption, passion and retribution as their single minded pursuit of personal gain reaches at epic and bloody conclusion.
One of the great works of Jacobean theatre, The White Devil was written 4 years before Shakespeare’s death. The play exhibits evocative imagery as Webster explores the violence of passion, the anguish of betrayal and the primitive instincts that lie beneath a civilised veneer.