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17 Oct 2007 00:00 - 17 Nov 2007 00:00


In this tale of love, betrayal, violence, murder and forgiveness set in a tightly knit community, the playwrights Gabriela Preissová (1862–1946) and Timberlake Wertenbaker chart the conflict between life and honour, pride and love.


Director: Irina Brown
Music & Movement Director: Christopher Sivertsen
Designer: Louis Price
Lighting Designer: Tim Mascall
Cast Includes:
Paola Dionisotti

Irina Brown has directed for the National, the Royal Opera House, and throughout Europe and was assistant director to Andrei Tarkovsky and Anatoly Vasiliev.


Její pastorkyňa (Her Stepdaughter) by Gabriela Preissová caused a scandal in Prague where it was first performed in the1890’s. It won a worldwide acclaim as JENUFA, an opera by Leoš Janáček, but has never been seen in Britain as a play


It is the debut production by the Natural Perspective Theatre Company


Multi-Award winning writer Timberlake Wertenbaker’s other plays include: Our Country’s Good, The Love of the Nightingale, Three Birds Alighting on a Field and Credible Witness. For the last 7 years Christopher Sivertsen has been a key member of Song of the Goat Theatre Company, last seen at the Barbican Centre and at the RSC.




£13/£0 concessions

£13/£9 Conc.

Tues Pay What You Can

No Concessions on Saturdays



Press release


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 17 Oct 2007 00:00
To: 17 Nov 2007 00:00


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