Pericles Shakespeare’s wildest tale
Waves crashing against the shore, striking blues and sharp white colours



Key Information
  • Dates Tue 22 Sep 2020 - Mon 30 Nov 2020
  • Location YouTube
  • Premieres

    Tue 22 Sept

  • Running time

    2h 30 mins

Shakespeare’s wildest tale – adventure, shipwreck, corruption and romance on the high seas…

A version by Andrew Hilton and Dominic Power

Directed by Aaron Parsons

Shakespeare’s wildest tale – adventure, shipwreck, corruption and romance on the high seas…

Myteline, on the Island of Lesbos. The city brothel purchases a new girl from pirates who have abducted her from Tarsus. Young and beautiful, she’s everything the brothel’s failing business requires. Except for this: she will not ‘do the deed of darkness’.

Her virtue changes the lives of those around her, and when Prince Pericles puts in at the harbour – a man driven by misfortune into a state of catatonic disconnection from the world – she attempts to cure him by telling him her story. Unbeknown to her, the story she tells him is his own.

Pericles, Prince of Tyre is Shakespeare’s most colourful and moving tale of the triumph of the human spirit over the fickleness of fate.


Age guidance 12+

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Image credit: Unsplash

*This production was recorded live in a COVID secure way in the Redgrave Theatre*

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Tue 22 Sept 2020

7pm BST

2pm New York

11am Los Angeles


James Austin Helicanus/1st Fisher/1st Sailor/1st Gentleman

Laura Bernas Calliope/Marshall/Philemena

Kamil Borowski Pericles (Part 2)/Lord/1st Knight of Sparta/2nd Apprentice

Lynn Favin Leonine/Lychorida/Bawd/1st Lady/Priestess

Siobhan Galpin Dionyza/Priestess

Kirsten Helen Hansen Cerimon/Pandara/2nd Fisher/Lady

Jason Keller John Gower/Messanger/Cleon/Boult/3rd Knight/3rd Sailor

Devante Lawrence Lysimachus/Antiochus/2nd Knight/2nd Sailor/2nd Pirate

Christine Fang Thaisa/Priestess

Maev Lowe Simonida/Philoten/Diana/1st Apprentice/Priestess

Lewis McDonald Pericles (Part 1)/1st Pirate/2nd Gentleman

Alexandra Nedved Marina/Daughter/3rd Lady

Kat Reeve Erato/2nd Lady

Creative Team

Director Aaron Parsons

Associate Designer Aldo Vazquez

Composer John Telfer

Vision Mixer/Recording Tech / Editor Dave Taylor

Production and Company Stage Manager Benedict Jones

Deputy Stage Manager / Sound Operator Caitlin Ravenscroft

COVID Officer Hebe Perry

Camera Director Tim Newton

Camera Operators Richard Maxwell, Maya Barker and Elkie McCrimmon

Sound Mixer Oli Wareham

Fight Director and Choreographer Jonathan Howell

Voice Coach Carol Fairlamb

Dialect Coach Kat Hicks

Singing Coach Pamela Rudge

Costume Supervisor and Hair and Make Up  Sophia Chan

Costume Assistant Summer York



Director Andrew Hilton

Assistant Director Ben Prusiner

Set Designer Edoardo Lelli

Costume Designer Carly Brownbridge

Production Photography by Craig Fuller

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