Masque of Vengeance - a sleazy new opera

The Cockpit, London
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This event ended on Thursday 9th of November 2023
£10 - £25
Venue Information
Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street , NW8 8EH
Nearest Tube/Rail Stations
Edgware Road (Bakerloo) 0.27 miles

“Would all those there were turned into a corpse!"
Adapted from The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton (1606) - famously made into the 2002 movie starring Christopher Eccleston, Eddie Izzard and Derek Jacobi - this brand new chamber opera is set in a dystopian underworld of criminality, lust and murder. Vindicio is a young man played by a woman who, for much of the drama, disguises himself as a woman. And that’s just the start. He carries around with him the death mask of his girlfriend whom the King murdered; he seeks revenge, but is intercepted by the King’s son, the Prince, who wants to bed Vindicio’s sister. So begins this saga of revenge which is over 400 years old - but still a timeless indictment of corruption and sleaze in the corridors of power.

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