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Edward II
by Christopher Marlowe

★ ★ ★ ★
‘It's young, it's vivid and it's raw.’
Financial Times

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‘Terrific. Playful, ambitious.’
The Times

★ ★ ★ ★
‘A hyper-stylised, swirling postmodern production.’
Time Out

A king who breaks all the rules.  A staging that rewrites them.
In a 21st century reinterpretation that rewrites the rules for staging the classics, director Joe Hill-Gibbins strips back the carefully polished veneer of a kingdom, exposing a hotbed of corruption, deceit and hedonism.  Ingenious sets by Lizzie Clachan, the designer of many of Shunt’s most memorable events, contribute to a startling, totally compelling theatrical experience.
 
Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Don’t miss this visionary new take on one of British theatre’s most fearless works.