Edward II

Christopher Marlowe

16th - 27th January 2018,

The Greenwich Theatre.

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.”

Our ★★★★★ production of Marlowe’s gay epic returns after a sell-out run at The Tristan Bates Theatre in 2017.

Edward II sees our return to The Greenwich Theatre after our  ★★★★★ production of Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 2017 and is the first production in our year long residency. 

Please note this production contains full male nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.

#EdwardII #Marlowe

★★★★★ “Visceral, brutal and horrifically messy… An exceptional, must-see production which will entertain and move you in equal measures”

Views from the Gods

Cast and Creative


Shall be announced shortly.


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 

Company Photographer – Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer – Will Beeston

Associate Producer – Gavin Harrington-Odedra

"Why would you love him who 

the world hates so? 

Because he loves me more than 

all the world.”

Production shots of the 2017 company taken by Adam Trigg.

★★★★ “Bravo, Lazarus Theatre Company, for delivering a production that packs a powerful and pertinent punch in 2017”

Angela Johnson, Entertainment Focus

Edward II Post Show Q&A...

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 as she discusses with Mark Woolgar, Zack Polanski, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, The Marlowe Society and our Director Ricky Dukes EdwardII. 

You can listen to the podcast here from our 2017 post show Q&A.

Box Office

Dates 16th - 27th January 2017

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, 

Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 3pm

Venue The Greenwich Theatre
Tickets £25.00, £15.00, £10.00. 
£15.00 concessions on top price tickets.
Run time 2 hours including a 15 minute interval.

Age recommendation 16+

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★★★★ “A beautifully adapted Edward II”

Greg Stewart, Theatre Weekly

Marlowe... the man, the spy, the playwright... 

Christopher Marlowe as poet and playwright was at the forefront of the 16th Century dramatic renaissance, a man to whom Shakespeare and others owe a huge debt of gratitude. He also led a full and intriguing life outside the theatre. Entangled in the outer reaches of the Elizabethan espionage web, Marlowe's life is alleged to have ended prematurely in 1593 when, at just 29, he was reportedly stabbed to death in Deptford.

To find out more about Christopher Marlowe or to join the Marlowe Society then click here. 

★★★★ “An explosive and riveting production… Does full justice to the poetry and power of Marlowe’s original… A superlative show, powerfully performed by all”

Peter Yates, LondonTheatre1

Edward II in the press

★★★★★ View from the Gods

★★★★★ Fairy Powered Pro

★★★★ Thrifty Theatre Thinker

★★★★ Mind the Blog

★★★★ Entertainment Focus

★★★★ Theatre Weekly 

★★★★ London Theatre1

“The play is magnetic, and so too is this production”

 Camden Fringe Voyeur

“The performance rivals the best seen on the Royal Shakespeare Company stage”

Joe Morgan, Gay Star News

“A world of toxic masculinity and political power-play”

There Ought to be Clowns

Proudly supported by and in association with... 

The Camden Fringe

The Tristan Bates Theatre

Terri Paddock

The Greenwich Theatre

“A world of toxic masculinity and political power-play… Lazarus' inspired and intelligent reading of Edward II here reminds us it truly is a gay play for the ages”

There Ought to be Clowns