Classics, Footprints Festival
The Rape of Lucrece
DIRECTED BY GARETH ARMSTRONG.
29 May 2021
“What win I if I gain the thing I seek?”
The Roman Prince Tarquin is tormented by a psychopathic jealousy of his best friend Collatinus’ celebrated heroism. One night, he travels in secret and rapes Collatinus’ wife, Lucrece. The Rape of Lucrece is Shakespeare’s chilling and beautiful narrative poem exploring the ramifications of the crime of rape. On a bare stage, Gerard Logan embodies both rapist and victim as they spring to searing life.
Gerard Logan won The Stage’s Best Solo Performer Award at the Edinburgh Festival for The Rape of Lucrece. His extensive stage career includes roles at the National Theatre and RSC, where he was nominated for an Olivier Award.
TICKET BAND B
Friday 28 May 7.30pm
Saturday 29 May 2.00pm
“It is a real privilege to see Logan perform.”