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Damned by Despair


  • Playwright

    Frank McGuinness 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Tirso de Molina

  • Setting

    17th century.

  • Synopsis

    Spanish morality play about the intertwined lives of a hermit and a Neapolitan gangster.

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Original Production

Original Cast  
Ensemble Anne Bird
Roderigo Okezie Morro
Roldan Tunji Lucas
The Devil Amanda Lawrence
Prison Governor Jonathan Jaynes
Anareto Michael Gould
Albano John Cormack
Escalante Ashley Chin
Enrico Bertie Carvel
Lidora Lorna Brown
Lisandro Michael Grady-Hall
Ensemble Nick Blakely
Celia Leanne Best
Paulo Sebastian Armesto
Ensemble Marianne Adams
Pedrisco Rory Keenan
Ensemble Brian Martin
Octavio Pierce Reid
Production Team  
Director Bijan Sheibani
Set Designer Giles Cadle
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Costume Designer Moritz Junge
Movement Director Aline David
Fight Director Kate Waters
Music & Sound Designer Dan Jones
Video Designer Finn Ross

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Mel Kenyon, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

  • Address

    Waverley House, 7-12 Noel Street
    London W1F 8GQ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7287 4450

  • Email


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