22nd August – 9th September 2017
The Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden
The King is dead. His son, Edward II, is crowned King. His first act: to call home from banishment his lover, Gaveston.
"Why would you love him who the world hates so? Because he loves me more than all the world.”
Marlowe’s gay epic comes to the stage in this all-new, raw and exposing ensemble production. Marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Please note this production contains full male nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.
★★★★★ “This remains a visionary company who have once again brought us a stunning and thoughtful adaptation. Not to be missed.”
View from the Gods on Tamburlaine
Edward II – Luke Ward-Wilkinson
Queen Isabella – Lakesha Camock
Gaveston – Bradley Frith
Kent – Alex Zur
Mortimer – Jamie O’Neil
Mortimer Senior – Andrew Gallo
Warwick – John Slade
Lancaster – Stephen Emery
Canterbury – David Clayton
All other roles played by the company
Written by Christopher Marlowe
Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes
Designed by Sorcha Corcoran
Costume Design by Cristiano Casimiro
Lighting Design by Ben Jacobs
Sound Design by Jack Barton
Dramaturge – Sara Reimers
Stage Manager – Charlotte R L Cooper
Assistant Director – Dinos Psychogios
Company Photographer – Adam Trigg
Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston
Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra
★★★★★ “A landmark production for a ground-breaking company. Dynamic, daring, and downright deranged, Lazarus pump new energy and zeal into the infamous 'Tis a Pity She’s a Whore”
Grumpy Gay Critic on ‘Tis Pity She's a Whore
How pertinent is Marlowe’s classic as we reach this milestone year in British history? How far have we come in gay rights? How far do we still have to go? How has and does theatre play a part?
Join Terri Paddock along with our Artistic Director Ricky Dukes and an expert panel for our post show Q&A on Thursday 31st August.
★★★★ “An Excellent Ensemble... Quite Breathtaking... Wonderfully Inventive”
Fringe Review on Dido Queen of Carthage
★★★★ “Electrifyingly Staged... A striking and rewarding climax...
Staged by the London Fringe masters of the classics”
Entertainment Focus on Dido, Queen of Carthage
"Why would you love him who
the world hates so?
Because he loves me more than
all the world.”
The Camden Fringe
The Tristan Bates Theatre
The Greenwich Theatre
★★★★ “Marlowe's irresistible cocktail of power, political intrigue… Captures the energy and epic scope of Marlowe’s game-changing play”
Female Arts on Tamburlaine