One event on 12 March, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on 15 March, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on 16 March, 2019 at 2:00pm
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.
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