A new version of CYMBELINE, inspired by historical events from the sub-continent, visits the egg theatre
On Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October, CYMBELINE, a thrilling drama for both teenage and adult audiences tours to the egg theatre. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, the improbable becomes probable in this epic, adventurous romance filled with heroic strangers, sinister villains, ghosts, gods and long-lost brothers.
Re-imagined as a rich, grandiose and vibrant tale of love, deception and warfare, Cymbeline is inspired by historical events from the subcontinent as it tells of a princess who is torn between the love for her father, a king, and her husband, a man below her status.
Power, love and treachery are at the fore when the rebellious Princess Imogen risks her reputation and family honour by marrying without her father’s permission. When her husband falls prey to the manipulations of a rakish and smooth-talking womaniser, her loyalty is tarnished. Imogen is forced to swap her sari for breeches and flee from court with the kingdom in turmoil and the fate of a country at stake.
Cymbeline is directed by Sâmir Bhamra, who has also adapted this production. The cast includes Nicholas Gauci, Tony Hasnath, Liz Jadav, Robby Khela, Sophie Levy and Adam Youssefbeygi. Recommended for anyone over the age of 13, Cymbeline is staged by Phizzical Productions in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.
CYMBELINE appears at the egg on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October. Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, the egg reception on 01225 823 409 or online via www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Times: Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday at 10.30am and 7.30pm
Age guidance: Not suitable for anyone under the age of 13
Tickets: £7.50/ £6.50 (children and students)