The lights go down. The applause echoes. The artists take their bows. But after the spectators have gone home, the candy floss has been eaten and the sequinned costumes put away, “Duke’s” becomes a playground for vice, violence and corruption.
“well-performed, well-produced, and a gruesomely enjoyable black comedy …”
One Stop Arts
We invite you into the suffocating world of the travelling troupe to meet the beautiful and virtuous Castiza and the voluptuary Lussurioso, the Ringmaster’s scheming heir; we invite you to meet the duplicitous twins, Ambitioso and Supervacuo and their younger brother – a smiling clown by day but a vicious rapist who stalks the empty fairground at night…. We invite you into the boudoir of the Duchess, up into the dizzying heights of the Big Top and right into the centre of the sawdust ring… We invite you to the circus!
British Theatre Guide