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Holy Warriors

By David Eldridge

Until 24 August 2014

£5 standing
£15 - £42 seats 


Directed by
James Dacre

Composed by
Elena Langer

Designed by
Mike Britton


Geraldine Alexander 
Eleanor of Aquitaine

Ignatius Anthony
Reynald of Chatillon

Peter Bankolé
Conrad of Montferrat

Satya Bhabha

Jonathan Bonnici

Philip Correia
Hugh of Burgundy

Jolyon Coy
Philip of France

Kammy Darweish

Paul Hamilton
Raymond of Tripoli

John Hopkins
Richard the Lionheart

Rosie Hilal

Sean Jackson
Gerard of Ridefort

Sean Murray
Balian/ Pope Urban III

Daniel Rabin
King Guy of Jerusalem

Sirine Saba
Berengaria of Navarre/
Queen of Sibylla

Alexander Siddig 

Merit Ariane Stephanos

Obioma Ugoala
Templar Knight/
English Soldier  

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Please note: this production has now closed.

 ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ George Santayana

Experience the world premiere of David Eldridge’s kaleidoscopic new play Holy Warriors in the stunning setting of Shakespeare’s Globe.

What happens when one man’s decision defines the future?
What would he do if he had his time again?

‘I will show you another past. And another future. Then, King, what will you do this time?’

From the crusades of Richard the Lionheart to the bloody conflicts of our own century, Holy Warriors is a sweeping fantasia of holy war, fraught diplomacy and revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem and the Holy Lands.

Underpinned by original music and song, this epic tale spans continents, traverses cultures and travels through centuries.

Warning:  This production contains violence, firearms, gunshots, explosions and some politicians.

David Eldridge is the writer of the acclaimed stage adaptation of Festen. His play In Basildon at the Royal Court was voted number one theatre pick of 2012 by The Guardian’s critics and arts writers.  


'This beautifully pitched production'
Financial Times 

'revels in the conditions of the Globe'

'Alexander Siddig’s magnificently charismatic Saladin'

'James Dacre’s excellent production'

'Fine performances from John Hopkins’s caustically witty English king and Geraldine Alexander’s extraordinary Eleanor of Aquitaine'
Time Out 

'a remarkable feat... with a cast of 20 processing, dancing, fighting and declaiming, a dazzling spectacle, crisply directed by Dacre'
Daily Telegraph

'Bold and ambitious... a piece whose epic swagger and salty humour are ideally suited to the Globe'
The Guardian  

Video:A conversation between David Eldridge and Alexander Siddig

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