Nottingham Playhouse. The Revenger’s Tragedy opens Friday 28 October.

Imagine a world without justice, where the rich and powerful do what they like and get away with murder. The Revenger’s Tragedy takes us behind the scenes in this world of glamour, riches and celebrity.


Entering this lawless universe, Vindice thirsts for justice and plans a dazzling revenge for the murder of his sweetheart. As he is drawn further and further into the dark heart of this group, is he in danger of becoming just as bad as the amoral people he despises?

Fast-paced and irreverent, The Revenger’s Tragedy is a black comedy – the Tarantino version of Hamlet. This bold new production, brought to you by the same team behind The Duchess of Malfi, brings a contemporary edge to a timeless tale of trying to be good in a very bad world.

Music Playlist

Our 1970s inspired production features a brilliant soundtrack of glam-rock, disco and punk favourites, including Twentieth Century Boy (T Rex) and Teenage Kicks (The Undertones). Check out our playlist for a taste of the music you’ll be able to spot throughout the play!

Free Talks

Middleton on Shakespeare: The Revenger’s Tragedy

Pre-Show Talk by Peter Kirwan
Associate Professor in Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham
Monday 31 October at 6:30pm

The Rough Guide To The Revenger’s Tragedy

Pre-Show Talk with director Fiona Buffini
Thursday 3 and Thursday 10 November at 6pm

Post-Show Discussion

With director Fiona Buffini and members of the cast.
Tuesday 8 November


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