Boudica | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Boudica

Image of a woman playing Queen Boudica

By Tristan Bernays

Director - Jon Pashley
Movement Coach - Mandy Gordon
Movement Assistant - Ana Meireles (MA/MFA Movement Directing & Teaching)
Voice Work - Annie Morrison
Fight Coach - Bethan Clark for RC-Annie Ltd
Production Manager - Shaz McGee
BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre Course Leader - Wendy Gadian
Senior Lecturer Acting - Vesna Stanojevic

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Puppetry Designer & Director - Christopher Gadd
Lighting Designer - Harry Owen
Sound Designer - Rhi Lawrence
Set and Costume Designer - Abigail Caywood (MFA Scenography)
Assistant Designer - Lisa Howaniec (DePaul University)

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Stage Manager
- Parker Hollants
Deputy Stage Manager - Roan Torrance
Assistant Stage Manager - Chloe Wilson
Costume Supervisor - Imogen Brown
Wardrobe Manager - Abbie Johns
Chief Electrician - Alex Walton
Deputy Chief Electrician - Daniel Parrott
Lighting Programmer - Alex Thomas
Production Sound Engineer - Raffaela Pancucci
Props Makers - Naomi Feld (HOD) & Michael Lloyd
Puppet Makers - Josh Macrow, Millie Wise, & Yonghan Yao
Dresser - Harriet Larkins
Costume Makers - Abbie Johns, Harriet Larkins, Esme Lowrey, Helen McFarlane & Charlie Pyne

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting Musical Theatre, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

Other parts played by members of the company.
Original music by Penny Ashmore, Harry Davies and Issie Riley.

Thanks to: Stephen Wilson, Regents Park Theatre, Steve Tiplady, Robin Hellier & Stephen Louis for their fight work.

Download the Boudica programme (pdf)

Overview

Her land invaded. Her throne usurped. Her family abused.

Boudica will fight.

AD 60. Britain is the latest conquest of the sprawling Roman Empire. Queen Boudica intends to rise up against the foreign power, but the native tribes are at each other's throats. Can a fragile coalition of warlords beat back the power of Rome? And what will be lost if they can't?

Premiered at the Globe in 2017, Tristan Bernays reimagines the Shakespeare history play as a female-driven epic narrative of scope and spectacle, asking who lives on this cold island on the fringes of Europe, and who we could be.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Approximate running time: 2 hours with an interval.

Showtimes

  • Wednesday 20 November, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 21 November, 7:30pm
  • Friday 22 November, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Saturday 23 November, 2:30pm (relaxed performance**) & 7:30pm

Location

Courtyard Theatre, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

How to find us

Showtimes at the Leicester Curve

  • Thursday 28 November, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Friday 29 November, 2:30pm (relaxed performance**)

Booking: cc.partnerships@cssd.ac.uk 

**Relaxed performances provide an inclusive environment for audiences to engage and participate in theatre in a way that best suits them and to offer a welcoming environment to those who may find the conventions of theatre challenging.

Location

Studio at the Leicester Curve


Other information

NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.

Booking

Book show at Central

If the tickets sell out, we will be releasing more at a later stage so please make sure you join our waiting list.

Tickets for the Leicester Curve will be released soon.

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

20 Nov 2019 - 7:30pm to 23 Nov 2019 - 7:30pm

28 Nov 2019 - 2:30pm to 29 Nov 2019 - 2:30pm

Book show at Central

Cast