By David Eldridge
Until 24 August 2014
£15 - £42 seats
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Reynald of Chatillon
Conrad of Montferrat
Hugh of Burgundy
Philip of France
Raymond of Tripoli
Richard the Lionheart
Gerard of Ridefort
Balian/ Pope Urban III
King Guy of Jerusalem
Berengaria of Navarre/
Queen of Sibylla
Merit Ariane Stephanos
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'
'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'
'a remarkable feat... with a cast of 20 processing, dancing, fighting and declaiming, a dazzling spectacle, crisply directed by Dacre'
'Bold and ambitious... a piece whose epic swagger and salty humour are ideally suited to the Globe'