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The Duchess

Opening on 05 Oct, 2024

2 hr 30 min with interval
Until 20 December 2024
Suitable for 12+

Why watch The Duchess?

  • See Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor, return to the stage after a 10-year hiatus for a limited 11-week run of The Duchess at the Trafalgar Theater.
  • Award-winning Zinnie Harris reimagines John Webster's classic tragedy and turns the lens on a Duchess's fight for love and autonomy after loss.
  • This streamlined adaptation drops most of the wordy banter of the original play, focusing on the core themes and maintaining a faster pace.
  • The Guardian called the 2019 production "a triumph," praising its exploration of misogyny and female empowerment for a modern audience.

Originally written in the early 17th century, The Duchess has captivated audiences for generations with its themes of love, revenge, and the gory fight for autonomy. Director Zinnie Harris's previous triumph includes an adaptation of Macbeth, while Jodie Whittaker's last stage performance was in Antigone, playing opposite the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. While the play takes inspiration from the life of Giovanna d'Aragona, Duchess of Amalfi, Zinnie Harris's adaptation reimagines her story for a modern audience.

The storyline

A widowed Duchess defies tradition and chooses love over status as she secretly marries beneath her class. This choice ignites a powder keg of resentment and rage within her power-hungry brothers. Determined to maintain control and fueled by greed, they unleash a relentless campaign of manipulation and cruelty to bring their sister to heel. The Duchess, caught in a bloody struggle for autonomy, must fight for her newfound love and carve her own path. But will her defiance come at a terrible cost? Book tickets for The Duchess in London to find out!

Cast & crew

  • Leading Role: Jodie Whittaker as The Duchess
  • Direction and Adaptation: Zinnie Harris
  • Writer: John Webster

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

Age & content guide

  • This show is recommended for ages 12+.
  • Age suitability recommendations are just suggestions. So, trust your judgment when booking tickets for any show, and enjoy!

Trafalgar TheaterRead more

The Trafalgar Theater, a Grade II listed building, recently underwent a major restoration project, reinstating it back to its original Art Deco design from the 1930s. With a seating capacity of 629, the theater's contemporary facilities and central location make it a popular venue for a wide range of productions. Get your The Duchess London tickets now to watch the play at this iconic theater.

Seating Capacity: 629

Trafalgar Theater Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theater.

Getting there

Address: 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Charing Cross.

Bus: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 87, 88, 91, 139, 159, and 453

Facilities & accessibility

Available Facilities: Bar, cloakroom, toilets

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, assistance dogs allowed, wheelchair accessible

Additional information

  • Security: To ensure your comfort and security, you might encounter a few security checks when you arrive at the venue.
  • Dress code: Smart casual or semi-formal attire is the way to go.
  • Outside Food: While outside food isn't usually allowed, many theaters have cafes or restaurants nearby for you to check out before or after the show.

Tickets redemption

  • You’ll get an instant email confirmation right after you book your The Duchess London tickets.
  • Enjoy a hassle-free entrance to the venue by showing your mobile ticket and a valid photo ID – no printout necessary!

Cancellation & refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Frequently asked questions about The Duchess

How much do The Duchess London tickets cost?

The cost of tickets starts from £25 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for The Duchess?

The play opens on 5th October 2024 at the Trafalgar Theater in London.

What age is The Duchess appropriate for?

The Duchess does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 12 and above.

Where is The Duchess playing in London?

The Duchess is playing at the Trafalgar Theater in London.

What is The Duchess about?

Recently widowed and in search of a new lease of life, the Duchess defies her family’s wishes by remarrying beneath her class. However, when her brothers, driven by insurmountable greed and rage, discover her second marriage they unleash a series of cruel and devastating punishments against her that repress her power.

How long does The Duchess run for?

The running time of the play is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with an interval.

Who are the main stars of The Duchess?

The main star of The Duchess is Jodie Whittaker, taking on the lead role of the Duchess. This marks her first stage appearance in over a decade.