Milo Twomey

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The Phoenix of Madrid/The Surprise of Love

Role Don Alonso/Chevalier
Director Laurence Boswell
Theatre Royal Bath
Don Pedro has it all - high position, wealth, a beautiful family - and enjoys the good life in the heart of the Spanish capital.

But now he faces a challenge that would test the patience of a saint. It is time to marry off his daughters. It's bad enough that his eldest Beatriz is both obsessed by the latest fashions and talks like a university professor, but his youngest Leonor is already enjoying illicit midnight trysts with her lover and is in no mood to accept an arranged marriage.

Throw into this explosive mix the extravagant young man about town, Don Alonso, who thinks all women, like all plays, are excellent on the first night and boring on the second, and you have the recipe for an hilarious comedy that reaches out effortlessly across the centuries.

Calderon was the greatest genius of the Spanish Golden Age (1580 - 1660), one of the richest periods in world theatre rivalled only by the Ancient Greeks and our own Elizabethan era. This is the first time that The Phoenix Of Madrid will have been seen by a British audience.

Beginning with some splendid master-on-servant abuse, in which Milo Twomey’s rakish Don Alonso berates Peter Bramhill’s put-upon Moscatel for having the temerity to fall in love Dominic Cavendish
The Telegraph

Milo Twomey exudes cynical insouciance as Don Alonso Tom Phillips
Exeunt Magazine

Sarah MacCormick
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