The sound of the drums and war-cries are getting closer. She will have revenge. She will make Rome quake in fear.
61 CE, Britannia. On the furthest outreaches of the Roman Empire – at the very edge of the known world – rebellion is brewing. Boudica is a brand-new ancient-history play, which tells the story of one of Britain’s most iconic women; a Queen, a warrior, and a rebel – as she battles to reclaim what is hers. But is a gold chain still naught but a chain?
The production was directed by Soph Jacobs-Wyburn, produced by Alex Duarte-Davies, and the production photography was by Nick Dale. Full company details can be found at the foot of this page. Please email for more information.
Boudica – Caitlin O’Connor
Blodwyn – Inez Solomon-Gardner
Alonna – Rebecca Ostry
Cunobeline – Yves Morris
Clothen – Gregory Green
Badvoc – Remy Benson
Andraste – Isabella Levi
Gunnervik / Guard – Katie Glassbrook
Druid – Genevieve Murray
Belgic Warrior – Eve Williams
Gaius Suetonius – Fabian Butler
Catus Deciamus – Tess Morris
Sejanus – Edward Cook
Silvia – Maddie Whitmore
Cato – Harry Bradly
Lucius – Eve Williams
Sestus – Ashley Davey
Centurion 1 – Ryan Crabbe
Centurion 2 – Emmie Raine
Messenger – Blue Jackson
Roman Woman – Poppy Blake
Deputy Stage Manager – Callum Mander
Assistant Stage Managers – Matt Smith & Katerina Petmezas
LX Operator – Anthony Nightingale & Cerys Ireland
Sound Operator – Oscar Wall
Wardrobe Assistant – Caleb Wilkinson
Boudica is an epic undertaking for any company of theatre makers. A modern history play, Boudica was written for Tristan Bernays for the incredible space of The Globe. It is a sprawling epic, covering not only the tumultuous rise of the Icenian Queen’s rebellion, but the peculiarly blood-soaked history of this isle and its people. What makes somewhere home? What makes someone kin? Are Home and Kin worth dying for? Worth killing for?
Ultimately this very ancient story has proven to have very current implications, and to be looking firmly towards the future. How perfect then for interrogation by this talented company of young actors. I could not have asked for a more compelling start to my tenure as Artistic Director of the Theatre School than confronting Britain’s first hero head on, surrounded by exciting, dynamic, and astonishing performers.
It has been a privilege.
Producer – Alex Duarte-Davies
Director – Soph Jacobs-Wyburn
Fight Choreographer – Tiffany Rose
Designer – Charlotte Cooke
Costume Supervisor – Patricia Richards
Production Manager – Mark Munday
Stage Manager – Becky Vowles
Lighting Design – Ziggy Jacobs-Wyburn
Sound Designer – Dinah Mullen
Fight Choreography Assistant – Russell Eccleston
Production Assistants – CJ Turner McMullan, Lauren Stone-Symes and Roxy Thomas
Roman Shields constructed by Ed Browning
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