_MY LAST DUCHESS
A FILM BY THE FACTION
In the first of two short films specially commissioned by The Lowry as part of the #LoveLowry programme, and filmed in Salford, The Faction have reimagined and revitalised a solo show from our repertoire, originally produced in 2016 at New Diorama Theatre.
MY LAST DUCHESS, adapted by Jessica Siân from Robert Browning’s 19th Century poem, explores one woman’s powerful response to an extraordinary and contemptible level of control. Starring ensemble member Amelia Donkor as Duchess and directed by our joint Artistic Director Rachel Valentine Smith.
Content warning: this may be triggering for individuals who have experience of coercive relationships and victims of domestic abuse.
The Faction’s second #LoveLowry commission – MEDEA – will be launched soon.
Duchess Amelia Donkor
Cinematographer Bani Mendy
Sound Recording Ewerton Rodrigo Mendonca Designer Holly Pigott
Screenplay Jessica Siân
Producer Mark Leipacher
Executive Producer Matthew Eames
Production Manager Rachel Pryce
Director Rachel Valentine Smith
Lighting Assistant Rebecca Slack
Composer Tingying Dong