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The Rape of Lucrece
Aug 05

The Rape of Lucrece


  • Olivier Award Nominee Brings Internationally-Acclaimed
    Shakespeare Show to The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011

    Edinburgh 2011 will see the return of Gerard Logan (Olivier Award Nominee – RSC), and his electrifying, internationally-acclaimed solo presentation of The Rape of Lucrece, Shakespeare’s brilliant, brutal narrative poem about the dreadful crime of rape and its aftershock.

    The show is directed by Gareth Armstrong, who has developed and directed many successful solo shows, including his own award-winning Shylock - achieving near-legendary status in Fringe history.

    Since gaining 5 Stars at Edinburgh 2008, The Rape of Lucrece has played to, and been rapturously-received by, packed houses throughout the UK (including sell-out runs this year at Bath Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Salisbury Playhouse and the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough), and abroad.

    Sir Trevor Nunn, who saw the show during one of its London runs at the Rose Theatre Kingston, described it as “Sensational”.

    Don't miss the opportunity to see the first ever solo presentation of Shakespeare's great poem, in a performance that matches the brilliance of this thrilling text.

    ZOO Southside (Venue 82) 5th – 28th August (not 15th & 22nd). 17.15 (18.15)
    Performers website:

    Previous press quotes for The Rape Of Lucrece:

    ‘If you love poetry, Shakespeare, or just a good story brilliantly told don’t miss this show.’
    Fringe Review (Edinburgh)

    ‘Great acting meets classic engrossing display of Shakespearean acting at its absolute finest. Three Weeks

    ‘.....Powerful and horrifying....beautifully and excellently delivered by a master of his craft.’
    Fringe Review (Brighton)

    ‘…….vividly brought to life by Logan with an intense and unremitting clarity, this captivating tale, brilliantly recounted and eloquently spoken by a consummate story teller, is unmissable for all Shakespeare fans.’ British Theatre Guide

    For further information and images please contact
    Mark Makin @ makin projects 01242 574 461 / 07724 110 397
  • Category
  • Date & Time
    Aug 05 2011 at 04:15 PM - Aug 28 2011 at 05:15 PM
  • Location & full address
    ZOO Southside Venue 82,ZOO Venues, Edinburgh
  • Event Admins
    Gerard Logan

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