On the Modern Stage

Since the Department of Theatre, Film and Television moved into its new home in September 2009 we have staged a series of early modern plays in the department’s scenic stage theatre.

The productions have been led by Prof Mike Cordner, and have involved students and staff from the department, as well as a range of professional designers. Staged in modern dress, these productions  tackle rarely-produced early modern plays which feel fresh and resonant on the modern stage.

Each of the productions has been filmed, and been made freely available. Since 2013 each production has had its own website, but I have collated some of the resources here for ease of access.

Look out for more blog posts under the ‘Modern Stage’ category…


Mad World
Frank Gullman (Ellie McAlpine), Shortrod Harebrain (Chris White), Mrs Harebrain (Rebecca Darmody) Photo: Ollie Jones
2011 – A Mad World My Masters by Thomas Middleton

Dutch Courtesan
Mulligrub (Dan Cornwell), Freevil (Nick Armfield), Malheureux (Stevie Jeram) Photo: Ollie Jones
2013 – The Dutch Courtesan by John Marston

Lady Brute
Lord Brute (Jason Ryall), Razor (Harry Whitaker), Lady Brute (Eliza Shea). Photo: Ollie Jones
2014 – The Provoked Wife by John Vanbrugh

hyde park
Carol (Hannah Eggleton), Fairfield (Chris Casbon). Photo: Ollie Jones
2016 – Hyde Park by James Shirley



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