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Vice (musical)

“In the midst of all their joys they shall sigh blood…”

Vice is a sardonic new musical based on a Jacobean tale of sex, intrigue and revenge. It tells the story of Vindice, come to court in disguise in order to avenge the murder of his beloved.

A wild pace and macabre humour drive the irresistible surge of the music, lyrical, passionate and chilling by turns, which captures all the power and wit of the The Revenger’s Tragedy and translates it into a vibrant jazz-fuelled new idiom for a modern audience.

The first chamber production of the whole musical took place as part of the Arcola Theatre’s Grimeborn Festival in August 2010, directed by Andrew Steggall and designed by Jess Curtis, followed by an industry showcase at the Soho Theatre.

A critical analysis of Vice by Professor Douglas M Lanier has just been published in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton

Supporting material on

Vice The Musical – Birkbeck Workshop 2014

March 28th 2014 performance of Vice the Musical at Birkbeck University, London.

Creative Team:
Rob Swain – Director
George Want – Assistant Director
Jessica Curtis – Designer
Deborah Galloway – Choreographer –

Sue Curtis – Writer & Librettist
Jools Scott – Composer & MD –

Jools Scott – Piano
Daisy Palmer – Drums
Ali Friend – Double Bass

Vindice : Gabriel Vick
Hippolito : Sebastien Torkia
Gratiana : Esther Biddle
Castiza : Rachel Dawson
The Duke : Graham Kent
Lussorioso : Elliott Rennie
Spurio : Alex Mugnaioni

Video Edited by Dan Jarman –

Special thanks to Rachel Daniels, Paul Curtis & Arts Council England.

For any enquiries about Vice please contact:

Rachel Daniels,
Berlin Associates,
7 Tyers Gate,
London SE1 3HX.

+44 (0)20 7632 5284

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