Plays Directory : Beowulf

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Unknown
  • Written
    Between 8th and 11 Century
  • Setting
    Denmark and Sweden
  • Overview
    Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th[1][2] and the early 11th century,[3] set in Denmark and Sweden. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length.

    In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of a mead hall called Heorot in Denmark; Grendel's mother; and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden), where Beowulf has become king. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.

    There have been various stage adaptations.

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2 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Peter Buffery
Peter Buffery
Sound Designer
2020, Sound Designer and Composer
Zoe Bouras
Zoe Bouras
Actor
2019, Co-deviser
Battersea Arts Centre & tour
Catherine Mizrahi
Catherine Mizrahi
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
TIE Tour
Rachel Stinton
Rachel Stinton
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Schools Tour
Alain English
2018, Narrator
Tea House Theatre
Sophie Macfadyen
Sophie Macfadyen
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
Kristian Adams
Kristian Adams
Child Actor
2017, Lead (Beowulf )
County primary
Nina Harding
Nina Harding
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager Work Experience
Cat Fiabane
Cat Fiabane
Deputy Stage Manager
2017, Deputy Stage Manager
The Unicorn Theatre
Gareth Brook
Gareth Brook
Actor
2016, Ensemble Cast
The Venue, Selby
Linsey Johnstone
Linsey Johnstone
Stage Manager
2014, Deputy Stage Manager
Tom Dussek
Tom Dussek
Actor
2014, Poet
Dukebox Theatre
Emma Logan
Emma Logan
Actor
2014, Wulf
Tom Dussek
Tom Dussek
Actor
2013, The poet
Theatre Royal, Brighton
Tom Dussek
Tom Dussek
Actor
2013, The Poet (and all chartacters)
The Phoenix Theatre
Barry Wilson
Barry Wilson
Actor
2011, Beowulf
Southend
Alexandra Turchyn
2011, WEALTHEOW
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
Voice Over: English
2009, Hrothgar/Unferth
Carsten Garbode
2009, Narrator
Arts Ed London
Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe
Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe
Musical Director
2008, Musical Director
Cockpit Theatre