Pericles 1984 - 1985

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Pericles has got incest, kings, two shipwrecks, knights, a resurrection, a burial at sea, a tournament, brothels, divine apparitions, ancient Greek goddesses, and a sense of spirituality that overtakes the play.

It’s an extraordinary anarchic, big, spilling piece but there’s a strange sort of unity underneath it all.

It’s fantastically, textually inconsistent in so far as parts of it are satire, parts are humour, parts are terrifying, parts of it are noble and uplifting.

– Declan Donnellan, Cheek by Jowl Artistic Director on Pericles

 

Murder’s as near to lust as flame to smoke

 

Produced by Cheek by Jowl. The first performance of Pericles was on 1st February 1984 at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, UK.

 

Venue City Country Date No. of Performances
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds UK 01/02/84 4
Wilde Theatre Bracknell UK 10/02/84 2
The Drum Plymouth UK 23/02/84 1
Harbour Arts Centre Irvine UK 02/03/84 1
Fearns School Bacup UK 14/03/84 1
Arts Centre Southport UK 15/03/84 2
Fermoy Centre King’s Lynn UK 20/03/84 2
Central Studio Basingstoke UK 30/03/84 1
Drama Centre Fareham UK 11/04/84 2
Community Centre Tolworth UK 04/05/84 1
Nell Gwynne Theatre, Hereford UK 08/05/84 1
West End Centre Aldershot UK 17/05/84 1
Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury UK 18/05/84 1
Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead UK 22/05/84 1
Khan Theatre Jerusalem Israel 11/06/84 3
Warehouse Croyden UK 03/09/84 3
Trinity Arts Centre Tunbridge Wells UK 06/09/84 1
Corral De Comdidas Almagro Spain 09/09/84 1
Sala ‘A’ Valladolid Spain 11/09/84 1
Teatro Lara Madrid Spain 12/09/84 3
Drama Centre Fareham UK 20/09/84 1
Drama Centre Portsmouth UK 21/09/84 1
Rose Theatre Kidderminster UK 25/09/84 1
Technical College Burton Upon Trent UK 26/09/84 1
Arts Centre Ellesmere UK 27/09/84 1
Riverside Theatre Coleraine UK 02/10/84 3
Playhouse Epsom UK 12/10/84 1
Monks Dyke School Lincolnshire UK 22/10/84 1
Baysgarth School Barton Upon Humberside UK 23/10/84 1
Caxton Theatre Grimsby UK 25/10/84 1
Merlin Theatre Frome UK 27/10/84 1
Arts Centre Stamford UK 01/11/84 1
British Council Centre Cologne UK 07/11/84 1
Theater Im Pfalbau Ludwigshafen Germany 09/11/84 1
Alabama-Halle Munich Germany 13/11/84 2
Theater in Der Garage Erlangen Germany 20/11/84 1
British Council Centre Cologne Germany 22/11/84 1
Theater Der Stadt Gutersloh Germany 23/11/84 1
College of FE Kidderminster UK 28/11/84 1
Macready Theatre Rugby UK 29/11/84 1
Arts Centre Norwich UK 04/12/84 2
Donmar Warehouse London UK 14/01/85 7

 

Cast
Simon DormandyAntiochus / 2nd Fisherman / 3rd Knight / Philemon / Leonine / Lysimachus
Amanda HarrisAntiochus' Daughter / 3rd Fisherman / 2nd Knight / Marina
Andrew CollinsPericles / 1st Pirate / 1st Gentleman
Martin TurnerHelicanus / Simonides / 2nd Sailor / 3rd Pirate / Pander / 2nd Gentleman
Duncan BellCleon / 1st Fisherman / 1st Knight / 1st Sailor / Cerimon / 2nd Pirate / Boult
Sadie ShimminDionyza / Thaisa
Dierdre EdwardsLychorida / Ephesian Lady / Bawd / Goddess Diana

Creatives
DirectorDeclan Donnellan
DesignerNick Ormerod
MusicJames Antony Ellis
ChoreographySara von Beers
Company Stage ManagerNick Kidd
CostumesCharlotte Humpston
Company MovementIlan Reichel
Company VoiceCharmain Hoare

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