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The Duchess

Returning to the stage for the first time in over a decade, Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) takes on the role of a lifetime in Zinnie Harris’ acclaimed contemporary adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi, playing at the Trafalgar Theatre for 11 weeks only.

Recently widowed and in search for a new lease of life, the Duchess (Whittaker) defies her family’s wishes by remarrying beneath her class. However, when her brothers, driven by insurmountable greed and rage, discover her second marriage they unleash a series of cruel and devastating punishments against her that repress her power. But will their vicious atrocities come back to haunt them?

Directed and adapted by award-winning Zinnie Harris (Macbeth (an undoing)), this “towering adaptation” (The Stage) of John Webster’s thrilling drama The Duchess of Malfi explores the depths of the patriarchy against female resistance.

Vivid, complex, and captivating, this contemporary production plays in the West End this autumn from 5 October 2024. Book your tickets to see Jodie Whittaker play this iconic role now.

Age Restrictions

Ages 12+.

Performance Times

Now taking bookings for performances from Sat 5th October 2024 until Fri 20th December 2024.

Show times for each day are below.

Mon

7.30pm

Tue

7.30pm

Wed

7.30pm

Thu

2.30pm
7.30pm

Fri

7.30pm

Sat

2.30pm
7.30pm

Sun

-

Trafalgar Theatre Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Whitehall) 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 88, 91, 159, 453; (Strand) 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 29, 87, 139, 176

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Whitehall) 12, 24, 53, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N5, N11, N18, N20, N44, N52, N87, N91, N97, N109, N136, N155, N381 (Strand) 6, 23, 139, 176, N9, N13, N15, N21, N26, N29, N41, N47, N89, N279, N343, N551

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Charing Cross

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Bakerloo, Northern

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Charing Cross

Directions Icon Directions from Charing Cross :

(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.

Parking Icon Car park: The nearest Q-Park carpark is CHINATOWN, Newport Place WC2H 7PU.

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at Trafalgar Theatre

Bar

Toilets

Trafalgar Theatre Location

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
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The Duchess

Trafalgar Theatre, London

Running until: Fri 20th December 2024

Running time: 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 interval.