Le Cid

24, 26 and 28 July 2018
The Coade Theatre, Bryanston, Dorset
Sung in French with English surtitles | 600-seat theatre | full orchestra | chorus of 70

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Brief Synopsis

Rodrigue (Le Cid) is feted as a great warrior who is loved by two women. One is the daughter of the king, the other is Chimène whose father is Le Comte de Gormas. Rodrigue kills Gormas in a duel to revenge an insult to his father.  Chimène is torn between vengeance for her father and love for his murderer. Rodrigue is sent to battle against the Moors and deserting soldiers suggest that he has been killed. Distraught, Chimène confesses that she still loves him. A fanfare announces Rodrigue’s victorious return and, to the delight of the populace, Chimène pardons him and declares her love.

Cast & Creative Team

Chimène, a Spanish noblewoman Lee Bisset
Rodrigue, a knight Leonardo Capalbo
Don Diègue, father of Rodrigue Paul Gay
The King  Phillip Rhodes
Le Comte de Gormas, father of Chimène Charles Johnston
L’Infante, daughter of the King Simone Riksman
L’envoyé Maure Ross Ramgobin
Don Arias Ranald McCusker
Don Alonzo Sam Young
St Jacques Ross Ramgobin
Conductor Jeremy Carnall
Director Christopher Cowell
Designer Steve Howell
Costume Realisation Rebecca Hopkins
Lighting designer Marc Rosette
Chorus Master Benjamin Goodson
Orchestra Leader David Spencer