Modern Stage Performance

Film: A Mad World, My Masters!

A Mad World, My Masters! by Thomas Middleton, 23-25 June 2011.
Directed by Mike Cordner with Mark Smith and Tom Cantrell.

The production was filmed by our Film and Television Production colleagues on Friday 23 June 2011.

The production was made possible by a generous endowment from the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Trust.

An introduction to the film can be read at Mike Cordner has explored some of the discoveries we believe we made about the play, in the course of preparing the text for, and rehearsing, this production, in “A Mad World, My Masters: From Script to Performance”, Shakespeare Bulletin, 31 (2013), pp.3-28.


This production was made possible by the generosity of the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust

Dick Follywit – Ryan Lane
Mawworm – Nick Green
Falselight – Adrian McPherson
Limber – Sam Williams
Greenwit – Jonny Glasgow
Penitent Brothel – Luke de Belder
Frank Gullman – Ellie McAlpine
Fran Gullman’s Mother – Alexandra Darlington
Inesse – Alex Gordon
Possibility – Sean Richards
Shortrod Harebrain – Chris White
Watchman – Tommy Savage
Mrs Harebrain – Rebecca Darmody
Sir Bounteous Progress – Will Edwards
Gunwater – Tom Holmes
Audrey – Heather Siddle
Mary – Rosie Field
Beatrice – Harriet Cox
Peg – Sarah Lewis
Constable – Tommy Savage
Two Officers – Alex Gordon and Sean Richards

Every part of the world shoots up daily into more subtlety.
The very spider weaves her cauls with more art and cunning to entrap the fly.

Directed by Michael Cordner with Tom Cantrell and Mark Smith

Set and Costumes Designed by Alex Lowde
Lighting Designed by Roberto Del Pino
Set Construction by Roberto Del Pino
Sound Design by Mariana Lopez
Music Composed by Odinn Hilmarssoon
Poster Design by Nik Morris

Stage Manager –  Josh Hatfield
Deputy Stage Manager – Rebecca Murphy
Wardrobe Mistress – Daisy Bunyan
Press and Publicity – Libby Bennet and Charlotte Clisby
Production Team – Katherine Bransby, Beth Eustace, Sasha Sullivan and Helen Thompson
Production Assistant – Charlotte Evans
Sound Operator – Dan Clements
Front of House Management – Carole Dove


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