Britain is in crisis. Alienated, insular and on the brink of disaster. Can it be saved? Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until 15th October.
The themes of Cymbeline are as relevant today as they were when Shakespeare first wrote them. With echoes of Brexit and questions of national identity, Melly Still’s direction of Shakespeare’s rarely performed play feels surprisingly contemporary.Cymbeline mashes up a variety of different Shakespeare stories (Hamlet, Othello and Romeo and Juliet to name a few).
Following a run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Cymbeline will transfer to London’s Barbican for a limited season from 31 October – 17 December 2016.