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Gormenghast - Bridewell Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SEDOS is presenting Gormenghast, John Constable’s theatrical adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s classically dark trilogy, at Bridewell Theatre – from February 26 to March 2, 2013.

What happens when the immovable object of iron clad tradition and rock-like ritual meets the unstoppable force of defiant youth with a savage hunger for change?

Gormenghast is a tapestry of oddness, bizarre characters and situations that build a story about social change; a story in which a new generation search for a new truth as they battle stuffy bureaucracy and the heritage of an ageing castle of ritual.

Gormenghast is directed by Andy Marchant, who adapted Shakespeare’s Hamlet into a new play called The Tragedy of the Prince of Denmark which Sedos presented at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010. He also directed the show.

The cast of Gormenghast includes Alexandra Collins (the Thing), Benjamin Smith (Flay), Chris Dascalopoulos (Chorus), Dawn Williams (Cora/Clarice), Emily Porritt (Fuchsia), Franki Georghiou (Chorus), Gerry Skeens (the Countess), John Chapman (Swelter), Louisa Shindle (Clarice/Cora), Matt Matravers (Chorus), Myles Dobson (Titus Groan), Sara Rajeswaran (Chorus), Sarah Heenan (Barquentine), Seb Revell (Steerpike), Simon Hill (Sepulchrave) and Stephen Russell (Doctor Prunesquallor).

Tickets: £12.50, £10 concession, unless otherwise stated – available from

Times: 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm.

Charity Night: Wednesday, February 27 at 7.30pm: 50% of all ticket sales go to the Sedos Charity of the Year, Angel Shed.

Gala Night: Friday, March 1 at 7.30pm: tickets £15 (£12.50 concessions). Ticket includes a glass of fizz and a programme.