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Edward II

Mon 11 March @ 7:30 pm

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King Edward recalls his lover, Gaveston, from banishment and sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in all of early modern theatre.

Threatened by the preferment shown to the ‘upstart’ Gaveston, and exasperated by Edward’s neglect of matters of state, the king’s nobles join forces with Queen Isabella and the clergy to plot the downfall of Edward’s circle of flatterers, and ultimately of the king himself.

Edward II is a play about homosexuality, the abuse of power and a quarrelling court. Filled with song and poetry and heart and guts, it is a violent, sumptuous and altogether thrilling ride, set in the period of Edward’s rule, but with a contemporary edge. Ten actors and three musicians will take on this incredibly visceral story in the candlelit beauty of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Please note: this production will feature moments of full male nudity.

Our second festival of the season probes the fine, if not invisible, line between the personal and the political. On the Shoulders of Ghosts runs February – April 2019 and includes Edward II, Richard II and After Edward.

Details

Date:
Mon 11 March
Time:
7:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on-2018/edward-ii

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Underground / National Rail Station
London Bridge

Venue

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside
London, SE1 9DT United Kingdom
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Phone:
(0)20 7401 9919
Website:
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/whats-on/sam-wanamaker-playhouse

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