Production photos of The Broken Heart at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Production photos of John Ford’s tragedy The Broken Heart which is playing from 12 March 2015 until 18 April 2015 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
The Broken Heart is directed by Caroline Steinbeis, composed by Simon Slater with design by Max Jones and choreography by Imogen Knight.
The cast include Liam Brennan (Crotolon), Brian Ferguson (Orgilus), Patrick Godfrey (Amyclas), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Tecnicus), Joe Jameson (Nearchus), Adam Lawrence (Amelus/Phulas), Sarah MacRae (Calantha), Sanchia McCormack (Grausis), Amy Morgan (Penthea), Tom Stuart (Prophilus), Owen Teale (Bassanes), Thalissa Teixeira (Euphrania), Luke Thompson (Ithocles), Phil Whitchurch (Armostes).
The scene is ancient Sparta and the loving couple Penthea and Orgilus are forced apart by her brother and Penthea is pressed into a loveless marriage with a brutal and jealous old man. Orgilus, disguised as a poor scholar, watches, waits, and as events unfold, unleashes a terrible cycle of revenge.
Ford’s very modern fascination with psychology and mental extremes are found everywhere in this brilliantly nuanced story of an exalted love struggling to exist in a world of selfishness, jealousy and tawdry court politics.