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Dido, Queen Of Carthage

Key facts

Genre: Jacobean tragedy


Aeneas is a refugee in exile, fleeing a war-torn Troy and seeking new roots in Europe. Shipwrecked in Carthage, the meddling gods intervene; they fill Queen Dido with all-consuming love for Aeneas. In Marlowe’s unsettling tale of sacrifice, the lovers must decide whether to follow their hearts or fulfil their political destinies. Dido, overwhelmed with passion, is propelled to her terrifying final act.
Director Kimberley Sykes (Associate Director, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tour, 2016) delves into Marlowe’s darkly humorous politics of identity and happiness, creating an urgent world where gods meet man, East meets West, sea meets land and fate hangs by an unforgiving thread.

Event details

Fri 20 Oct 2017, 7:30pm

Captioned in house by Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Venue details

Swan Theatre
CV37 6BB

Phone: 0844 800 1110

Email: access@rsc.org.uk

Website: Swan Theatre

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