The Changeling

Date/Time: 26 Oct 2017 - 01 Nov 2017

By Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Directed by John Bashford

‘You are too violent to mean faithfully;
There’s horror in my service, blood and danger:
Can those be things to sue for?’

Middleton and Rowley’s Jacobean play The Changeling is an atmospheric tragedy that explores how compulsive will and self-restraint clash in an ordered universe.

Betrothed to be married, the central character, Beatrice-Joanna, falls in love with another man. With her wedding rapidly approaching, she seeks to obtain her desires by having her husband-to-be killed. But she will face a reckoning for the deed that will cost her more than mere gold or jewels.

A play steeped in dramatic irony and with a comic sub-plot to counterpoint the central narrative of obsession and revulsion, The Changeling examines themes such as desire, sex and violence and features ghosts, dumb shows and scenes from the Mad House.

26–28, 30 October–1 November, 7.30pm
31 October, 2pm
NIDA Theatres, Studio Theatre

Featuring NIDA second year BFA Acting and final year BFA Costume, Properties and Objects, Staging, and Technical Theatre and Stage Management students, with students of the MFA Design for Performance.

Suitable for adult audiences. This performance may contain mild coarse language, adult themes, strobe lighting, haze or smoke effects, and the use of frankincense.

The Changeling will be performed in two acts and include a 20 minute interval. Running time: 130 minutes

Wheelchair accessible.

The Changeling is playing as part of the The Paradice Family Foundation Season Student Productions October 2017.