Gormenghast

by  John Constable, Mervyn Peake

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 3f, 1girl(s), 2m or f

"A gloriously impossible realisation of Mervyn Peake's soaring flight of fancy" - Guardian

In a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals, two young men are struggling to make their way: Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who sedu…

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    8m, 3f, 1girl(s), 2m or f
  • SubGenre

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    Fantasy

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In a world bound by iron laws and dead rituals, two young men are struggling to make their way: Steerpike, the renegade kitchen-boy who seduces and murders his way up the social ladder, and Titus Groan, heir to Gormenghast, who comes to threaten its very existence. John Constable famously "pulled off the impossible" (The Times) with his stage adaptation of Mervyn Peake's legendary Gormenghast trilogy. Commissioned and produced by the David Glass Ensemble, this gruesome, gothic drama has since become a landmark in the history of adaptation for the stage.
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"A gloriously impossible realisation of Mervyn Peake's soaring flight of fancy" - Guardian

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  • Minimum Fee: £67 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Setting: Various simple settings

Casting

8m, 3f, 1girl(s), 2m or f
Chorus, the voices of Gormenghast.
Countess Gertrude, Countess of Groan; mother of Titus.
Barquentine, master of ritual.
Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan, father of Titus.
Dr Prunesquallor, Physician to the House of Groan.
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John Constable

John Constable

Mervyn Peake

Mervyn Peake

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