January 19, 2020
A ONE NIGHT ONLY EVENT
It’s 1611, and Shakespeare’s latest play has travelled from London to the north of England. Soon scandal rocks Corbridge, as maidservant Cicely Lee is accused of committing adultery with her former master. What is the truth of it – and will Cicely’s voice be heard? The Defamation of Cicely Lee puts Cymbeline in conversation with contemporary issues and asks what we inherit from the past and how telling our stories can create a more equal future. Winner of the second year of Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries (SNC).