Jonathan Girling

The Jew of Malta

Royal Shakespeare Company Production directed by Justin Audibert. In rep from March to September in The Swan, Stratford-on-Avon in 2015. Written by Christopher Marlowe, JoM is a revenge thriller based around The Siege of Malta in 1565.

Jasper Britton stars as Barabas, a man who had everything only to see it all be wrenched from his grasp. The wave of terror he unleashes on Malta is as thrilling as it is unexpected, as Marlowe’s protagonist holds nothing back. Steven Pacey is Ferneze, Governor of Malta, Catrin Stewart Barabas’s daughter Abigail, with Matthew Kelly as Friar Jacomo and Lanre Malaolu as Ithamore.