The Doctor of Honour 1989

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Don Gutierre is engaged to marry Dona Leonor, yet decides to marry Dona Mencia instead. Dona Mencia loves Don Henry, and he loves her back. However, she obeys her father’s wishes and marries Don Gutierre.

When the prince returns from military duty, he pursues the married Mencia but she rejects his advances. However, the jealous Gutierre becomes suspicious; he suspects his wife’s fidelity and decides to test her…

Calderon’s tale of disguise, revenge and suspicion culminates in a shocking climax in Gutierre’s vow to become ‘the doctor of his honour’ and plots to exact revenge on his innocent wife for a crime she did not commit…

 

 

 

Translated into English by  Roy Campbell. Produced by Cheek by Jowl. The first performance of The Doctor of Honour was at the Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham on 22nd February 1989.

Venue City Country Dates No. of Performances
Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham UK 22/02/89 2
Wyeside Arts Centre Builth Wells UK 24/02/89 2
Arena Theatre Wolverhampton UK 27/02/89 2
The Theatre Chipping Norton UK 01/03/89 2
Drama Centre Fareham UK 03/03/89 2
The Swan Stratford Upon Avon UK 07/03/89 3
Stahl Theatre Oundle UK 10/03/89 2
Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead UK 13/03/89 3
Central Studio Basingstoke UK 17/03/89 2
Fermoy Castle Kings Lynn UK 20/03/89 2
Centrespace Hounslow UK 23/03/89 2
Playhouse Theatre Epsom UK 28/03/89 3
Music Hall Shrewsbury UK 03/04/89 2
The Hawth Studio Crawley UK 06/04/89 3
Vandyke Theatre Leighton Buzzard UK 10/04/89 2
The Rose Kidderminster UK 12/04/89 2
Corn Exchange Wallingford UK 14/04/89 2
Donmar Warehouse London UK 24/04/89 22
Cast
William HopeDon Pedro
Neil PearsonDon Henry
Nigel TerryDon Gutierre
Killian McKennaDon Arias / Ludovico
Ben OnwukweDon Diego
Michelle FairleyDona Mencia
Claire BenedictDona Leonar
Mark WilliamsCoquin
Sue DevaneyJacinta

Creatives
DirectorLindsay Posner
DesignerJulian McGowan
Music DirectorStephen Warbeck
Lighting DesignerRick Fisher
Movement ConsultantGeraldine Stephenson

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