LUCRECE is raped by Tarquin, the King's son. She chooses to tell her story and demand justice and revenge rather than remain silent. Her courage leads to the overthrow of the monarchy, and the founding of the Roman republic.
Following a critically acclaimed run in India, THE SHAKESPEARE EDIT performed this thrilling adaptation of Shakespeare's epic poem at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2019.
Meher Mistry - Chorus, Lucy Briggs-Owen - Lucrece, Portia van de Braam - Chorus.
LUCRECE was co-produced with the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MUMBAI, and presented as a one-off festival performance in 2017 with a mixed UK/Indian cast. It was revived as part of the inaugural NCPA theatre season with an Indian cast in December 2018, and subsequently presented in Edinburgh in 2019.
MUMBAI CAST 2017:
Lucrece: Lucy Briggs-Owen
Chorus: Meher Mistry, Portia van de Braam
Tarquin: Adarsh Gourav
Collatine: Abhinav Grover
MUMBAI CAST 2018:
Lucrece: Kalki Koechlin
Narrator: Suruchi Aulakh
Tarquin / Collatine: Deepal Doshi
EDINBURGH CAST 2019:
Lucrece: Whoopi van Raam
Narrator: Isabella Marshall
Tarquin / Collatine: Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Adaptor & Director: Paul Goodwin
Composer: Portia van de Braam
Lighting Mumbai: Gurleen Judge
Sound Mumbai: Ishaan Krishnan
NCPA MUMBAI PRODUCTION TEAM:
Padraig Cusack – Creative Producer
Nandita Anjaria – Execive Producer
Reviews for Lucrece in India
"HOPE IN A POST-WEINSTEIN WORLD."
The Indian Times
"LUCRECE IS A HARD-HITTING TALE OF COURAGE WE ALL NEED TO SEE."
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"SHAKESPEARE FOR THE MODERN TIMES."
The Asian Age
"ONE HEARS THE ECHOES OF ONE BILLION RISING"
“A COMPELLING THEATRE PRODUCTION”