The Duchess of Malfi
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Cinema screening of live performance.The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio, but her rancorous brothers Ferdinand and the Cardinal are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio's child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge. Marking Gemma Arterton's return to the Globe in the title role, The Duchess of Malfi proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for the very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with sold-out performances throughout its run.