Women Beware Women at Camden People's Theatre

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In the Italian court, where wealth secures power and power serves lust, the lascivious Duke can play wherever he chooses. He catches the eye of another's exquisite bride, Bianca. Can a glance secure her fate, a bribe appease her husband? Isabella's father would marry her off to a rich young idiot, while Hippolito has won her trust and desires her truly. But he's her uncle. These are her choices. If twice-widowed Livia conspires against her sex to gain a little clout, she's only fighting to survive. Corruption will not go unpunished in Thomas Middleton's blackly funny, fast and ferocious tragedy. At least the audience will escape unscathed, thanks to a top-class cast that includes Harriet Walter, Vanessa Kirby, Lauren O'Neill and Richard Lintern, and a production that updates the action from the Renaissance to 1950s Florence. No wonder the critics have been impressed.

Gordon Barr

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Camden People's Theatre

58-60 Hampstead Road
Somers Town
+44 (0)20 7916 5878

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