Theatre (drama, classical)

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Lucrece is raped by Tarquin, the King's son. She chooses to tell her story and demand justice and revenge rather than remain silent. Her courage leads to the overthrow of the monarchy and the founding of the Roman republic. Following a critically acclaimed co-production with the National Centre for the Performing Arts Mumbai, The Shakespeare Edit brings its thrilling adaptation of Shakespeare's epic poem to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 'A hard-hitting tale of courage we all need to see' ( 'I sat stunned and somehow hopeful' (Mumbai Mirror). 'A triumph' (Mumbai Notebook).

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Thomas N 113 days ago

Ornate choreography and direction adapted the epic poem into a powerful, shocking performance. Excellent actors brought the lines to life and strong design elements gave vibrant force to Lucrece's tragic tale. A must-watch

Jo Walton 113 days ago

This is a Shakespeare work you rarely see performed, and this was a powerful and moving production that really illuminated the text and made me think. The actors were terrific, and the staging was effective and evocative. Do see it if you can.

Ada Palmer 113 days ago

Stunning performance! There wasn't a dry eye in the house! All three performers were masterful, passionate speeches, exquisite physicality and dynamics between them. I haven't seen any acting to match this at the Fringe this year, even after seeing numerous shows and a lot of Shakespeare. The way the text of the poem was edited to flow from speaker to speaker was just brilliant, invoking a Greek chorus and the way it draws the audience in to witness and judge. I really hope this goes on tour so more audiences have a chance to see it. Not to be missed!

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Broadway Baby (3/5 stars) 114 days ago

William Shakespeare’s narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece tells the story of Lucrece, a noblewoman in ancient Rome whose rape at the hands of her husband’s friend, Tarquin, ultimately leads to the downfall of the ancient Roman monarchy and the start of the Roman Republic. The poem was written in...

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The Wee Review (3/5 stars) 116 days ago

The Rape of Lucrece is one of Shakespeare’s long poems written early in his career. Military officers away on campaign boast about the virtues of their wives, with Collatine bragging about how his wife, Lucrece, is the most beautiful and virtuous in Rome. His boasting arouses the lust of Prince...

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Deadline News (3/5 stars) 121 days ago

This is definitely not a feel-good piece of theatre but it is an effectively staged and deftly acted production which will be of interest to fans of Shakespeare looking for something new and different.

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