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Cymbeline - 2016 - West End Tickets, News, Info & More

Shakespeare’s coming-of-age romance is stunningly retold for the 21st century. An ineffectual Queen Cymbeline rules over a divided dystopian Britain that is alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster.

When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart Posthumus in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. Behind the throne, a figure plots to seize power by murdering them both. In exile, Innogen’s husband is tricked into believing she has been unfaithful, forcing her away from court on a journey fraught with danger.

Gillian Bevan plays Cymbeline, the first woman to take on the title role for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Melly Still, whose credits include Coram Boy for the National Theatre and The Cunning Little Vixen for Glyndebourne, directs the rarely performed play of power, jealousy, sexuality and identity.


Run Type: Limited Run
Market: West End
Previews: October 31, 2016
Closing: December 17, 2016

Running Time:

Three hours, with one interval

Barbican Centre [Barbican Hall]

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Cymbeline Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Cymbeline have there been?
Cymbeline has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1906, Broadway which opened in 1923, Broadway which opened in 2007, Broadway which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2011 and West End which opened in 2016.

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