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Meet The Duchess

The Duchess of Malfi 
LIKES: 

Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In". Architecture coffee table books. Vogue Italia. A well-cut silk dress. Watching 'Magic Mike' when no one else is around.

DISLIKES:  


Stupidity. Forced convention. Being alone. 
ABOUT THE DUCHESS 


The Duchess is the peace keeper in her own home between her two head-strong brothers. Widowed at a very young age, she's no wilting flower; she knows exactly what she wants and she's not afraid to get it. Being amidst constant power struggles is lonely - she'd love to find an intellectual equal that she can trust. 
FAVOURITE DUCHESS QUOTE: 



"For I know, where I am doom'd to live or die, I can do both like a prince."
PLAYED BY: 

Amanda Dales

Book your tickets for the Duchess of Malfi at the Theatre Royal Studio



The Duchess of Malfi is on 6 March- 16 March at 7:45pm.  There's a Saturday matinee on 16 March at 2:00pm.

Meet Bosola

Bosola: 
LIKES: 

Stone fruits (especially cherries), a clean linen shirt, being paid on time, stand-up comedy. His favourite box set is Breaking Bad

DISLIKES:  

Bosola does not suffer fools. He hates politicians, privilege and injustice. Do not leave him alone in a room with Jacob Rees-Mogg.

ABOUT BOSOLA: 


Bosola's talent is for dirty work. Powerful people have used him for this talent and it has shown him how the world really works. It's no surprise that he trusts no-one and looks after himself first, but it means he is very much on his own in the world.
FAVOURITE BOSOLA QUOTE: 



"I must look to my footing: in such slippery ice-pavements men had need to be frost-nailed, they may break their necks else."
PLAYED BY: 

Maurice Crichton

Book your tickets for the Duchess of Malfi at the Theatre Royal Studio. And stay tuned for more character updates! 



The Duchess of Malfi is on 6 March- 16 March at 7:45pm.  There's a Saturday matinee on 16 March at 2:00pm.

Meet Ferdinand

Ferdinand: Duke and Twin Brother to the Duchess of Malfi
LIKES: 

His sister. Horses. Hunting. Psychological torment

DISLIKES:  

Most People. Personal Questions. Disloyalty

ABOUT FERDINAND: 


Ferdinand is one of three siblings, and technically the youngest by a minute after his twin sister. Known for being high-strung , having a violent, almost psychotic temper, and an unusual attachment to his sister, Ferdinand is feared by most, if not all, of his court.
FAVOURITE FERDINAND QUOTES: 


"For thee, as we observe in tragedies that a good actor many times is curs'd for plaing a villian's part." "Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds, we are cut with our own dust."
PLAYED BY: 

Harry Revell

Book your tickets for the Duchess of Malfi at the Theatre Royal Studio. And stay tuned for more character updates! 



The Duchess of Malfi is on 6 March- 16 March at 7:45pm.  There's a Saturday matinee on 16 March at 2:00pm.

Meet Antonio

Antonio: Steward to the Duchess of Malfi 
LIKES: 

Horse riding. Choux pastry. The colour dark green. Dancing the Galliard

DISLIKES: 

Dishonesty. Long journeys by carriage. Trials by combat. Being indoors for too long

ABOUT ANTONIO: 


"I’m an honest man. Quick to trust and easy to befriend. I regard empathy and compassion as the highest traits a man can attain. Above all, loyalty to one’s friends and peers is paramount. I’m quick to assess a situation and I don’t miss much."
FAVOURITE ANTONIO QUOTE: 


"All her particular worth grows to this sum,- She stains the time past, lights the time to come. "
PLAYED BY: 

David Phillipps

Book your tickets for the Duchess of Malfi at the Theatre Royal Studio. And stay tuned for more character updates! 



The Duchess of Malfi is on 6 March- 16 March at 7:45pm.  There's a Saturday matinee on 16 March at 2:00pm.

Meet the Cardinal

The Cardinal: Elder Brother to The Duchess of Malfi and Ferdinand

LIKES: 

To exercise power, preferably through intimidation. The feeling of dominance arising from my intellectual superiority and my prowess at tennis, single combat etc. To seduce noblemen's wives - because it is forbidden by my vows and belittles the cuckolds - any physical pleasure (given or received) is incidental. Favourite book - "Il Principe" by Niccolo Machiavelli. - "It is better to be feared than loved." A plan that comes together.

HATES (THE CARDINAL DOES NOT USE WISHY-WASHY EMOTIONS LIKE 'DISLIKE': 

Boredom. Piety. People – pretty all-encompassing, but I can’t think of an exception. Any answer beginning with the word "No". Any slight (true, false or imagined) against the family name

ABOUT THE CARDINAL: 

"I am the pre-eminent churchman of my time, although the underhand and illegal activities of my enemies robbed me of the office of Pope at the last papal elections.  I…