The Changeling

Thomas Middleton & William Rowley

The Changeling

Beautiful Beatrice-Joanna is in love - so she hires the repellent De Flores to kill the man her father wants her to marry. But once the deed’s done Beatrice discovers it’s not money or jewels that De Flores claims as his reward, but something far more precious. 3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
The Changeling

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Location London
Venue Young Vic Theatre
Director Joe Hill-Gibbins
Cast Daniel Cerqueira, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Charlotte Lucas, Jessica Raine, Duncan Wisbey, Howard Ward Alex Beckett
From January 2012
Until February 2012
Box Office 020 7922 2922
 

Beautiful Beatrice-Joanna is in love - so she hires the repellent De Flores to kill the man her father wants her to marry. But once the deed’s done Beatrice discovers it’s not money or jewels that De Flores claims as his reward, but something far more precious.

Reviews

The Guardian

Michael Billington

Everything in Hill-Gibbins's modern-dress revival exists at a tangent to normality.

03/02/2012

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The Independent

Paul Taylor

A lot of jelly gets thrown at the end, but this is no trifle.

03/02/2012

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The Daily Telegraph

Charles Spencer

Sexy, and at times downright bonkers.

03/02/2012

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The Times

Dominic Maxwell

It’s a beauty-and-the-beast relationship shorn of its happy ending. And beginning. And middle. At the end, the cast all talk at once, a cacophony that reminds us how lies cut us off from each other. It’s sobering, yet exciting.

04/02/2012

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The Stage

Natasha Tripney

An air of lunacy permeates Middleton and Rowley’s play. The asylum subplot taints the main plot - it is indeed a mad world. Joe Hill-Gibbins’ frequently thrilling production captures this sense of over-spill. It’s messy and excessive in a way that is only fitting.

03/02/2012

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The Independent on Sunday

Kate Bassett

The trouble is that the narrative comes over as scrappy and rushed ... Still, Hill-Gibbins's cast cope valiantly, Raine has a fine neurotic viciousness, and the entire play's twisted nastiness succeeds in giving you the creeps.

05/02/2012

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The Evening Standard

Henry Hitchings

About 20 per cent of the production strikes me as dementedly brilliant. The rest is a mess.

03/02/2012

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