Eve Best

The Duchess of Malfi

John Webster

A bloody tale of love, corruption and revenge

Eve Best returns to The Old Vic in John Webster’s great Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi. This major new production will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Webster’s poetic masterpiece tells the dark and bloody story of the recently widowed Duchess. As jealousy, madness and bloodshed surround her, the Duchess retains her strength and dignity, even in the face of death.

Jamie Lloyd’s credits include She Stoops to Conquer (National), Inadmissible evidence, Passion and Piaf (Donmar), The Faith Machine and The Pride (Royal Court) and The Little Dog Laughed, Three Days of Rain, The Lover and The Collection in the West End.

Olivier Award winning actress Eve Best’s credits include The Old Vic’s A Moon for the Misbegotten, Much Ado About Nothing (The Globe), Hedda Gabler (Almeida and West End), Mourning becomes Electra (National). TV and Film credits include Wallis Simpson in the Oscar winning film, The King’s Speech and Dr. O’Hara in the hit American television drama Nurse Jackie.

Thrilling and sexy

The Daily Telegraph

Thrilling and sexy

The Daily Telegraph

Eve Best’s Duchess is a perfection

The Times

A classical revival that delights

The Guardian

Cast Members

  • Madeline Appiah

    Cariola

  • Harry Attwell

    Pescara

  • Tom Bateman

    Antonio

  • Eve Best

    Duchess of Malfi

  • Nari Blair-Mangat

    Roderigo

  • Mark Bonnar

    Bosola

  • Adam Burton

    Silvio

  • Vyelle Croom

    Malateste

  • Lucy Eaton

    Livia

  • Taylor James

    Grisolan

  • Tunji Kasim

    Delio

  • Harry Lloyd

    Ferdinand

  • Finbar Lynch

    Cardinal

  • Iris Roberts

    Julia

  • Alan Westway

    Castruccio/ Doctor

  • Freddie Anness-Lorenz

    Son

  • Alexander Aze

    Son

  • Max Furst

    Son

Creative Team

  • Jamie Lloyd

    Director

  • Soutra Gilmour

    Designer

  • James Farncombe

    Lighting

  • Ben & Max Ringham

    Sound and Music

  • Ann Yee

    Movement

  • Kate Waters

    Fight Director

  • Maggie Lunn

    Casting