The Autumn Production will be:
THE DUCHESS OF MALFI REDUX
(Loosely based on the tragedy ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by John Webster)
Club ‘Malfi’ is hiring. You don’t have to be crazy but it helps!
Set sometime in the not too distant past, in the run down, late night MALFI Club, we follow characters’ stories of love, deception and murder over the course of one night.
Performers (actors, singers and musicians) shall workshop/devise with the director and writers to create the world of the ‘MALFI’ and the characters that inhabit it.
The production will be immersive, promenade and site specific (i.e. all the basement level and part of connecting ground floor in Teachers Club shall be transformed into the MALFI). This style experiments with the relationship between space, audience and performer. It looks at status dynamic between performers and audience, and how the relationship to space is crucial to that effect. The performance will take place end of October 2018.
THE MALFI FAMILY
The Duchess – the Widow, we don’t know her name
Ferdinand – her crazy twin
Cardinal – the cold, evil brother
Duchess’s Mother – likes a flutter on the horses
FRIEND OR FOE
Antonio – boyfriend of Duchess
Bosola – the hired hand, malcontent, moves between different groups
Delio – ally of Antonio
Cariola – ally of Duchess, daughter of Pescara
Castruchio – the cuckold
Julia – his wife, sleeps around, Cardinals mistress
Pescara – Family Solicitor
The DOC – drug supplier
Silvio – bouncer / musician
Roderigo – bouncer / musician
Grisolan – bouncer / musician
The old lady – ladies attendant
Mrs Pilgrim – cleaner
Jane Pilgrim – girl on door
Masque of the Madmen – Cabaret Act – dark, twisted, original
Digging the Duchess – lowly comedian
Echo – solo performer
Mad Astrologer – fortuneteller