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Wednesday 8 Saturday 11 November 2006

Bloody Poetry

By Howard Brenton
Directed by David Salter

Staged to critical acclaim in both New York and London, first at the Hampstead Theatre in 1984 and subsequently in a revival at the Royal Court Theatre in 1988, this is a portrayal of the lives of Shelley, Mary Shelley and Claire Clairemont. Set between the summers of 1816 and 1822 the play opens with their flight from England to Switzerland and Italy where, for the first time, they encounter Lord Byron.


Jack Schwier - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Aisling Caffrey - Mary Shelley
Verity May Henry - Claire Clairemont
Gareth Cassidy - Lord Byron
Alastair Massey - Dr William Polidori
Kate Hyett - Harriet Westbrook