Edward II


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.
Edward II at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Started: Thursday 7 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 20 April 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Edward II dramatises the tragic interplay of power, ambition and sexual desire.


Marlowe's portrayal of Edward and Gaveston is a rare depiction of a gay relationship on the early modern stage, and a frank exploration of the tension between private pleasures and public duty.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London SE1 9DT

Box office tel: 020 7401 9919

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 7 February 2019

Press night:Wednesday 13 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 20 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Seated: £20 - £48


Premium Tickets: £62


Fixed Position Standing: £10


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Access information


Audio‑Described Performance:

Saturday 16 March, 2.00pm


Relaxed Performance:

Friday 12 April, 7.30pm


Captioned Performance:

Saturday 6 April, 2.00pm


Cast


The Ensemble to include:

Nick Bagnall


Creatives


Author: Christopher Marlowe

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