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21 March – 6 April 2019

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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TicketsFixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £20 – £45 Running timeApprox. 1 hour 40 minutes. No interval, and strictly no latecomers or re-entry.
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To include:

Annette Badland
Gertrude Stein

Richard Bremmer
Archbishop of Canterbury/Leather Man

Giles Block
Globe Associate - Text

Richard Cant
Quentin Crisp

Sarah Case

Polly Frame
Harvey Milk

Jonathan Livingstone
Edward Alleyn

Glynn MacDonald
Globe Associate - Movement

Sanchia McCormack
Margaret Thatcher

Laura Moody

George Nichols
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Brendan O’Hea

Colin Ryan

Tom Stuart

Beru Tessema

Katie West
Dorothy Gale and Maria Von Trapp

Siân Williams

Jessica Worrall

I think it’s queer.

And it’s about to get queerer…’


Edward II wanders on to the empty stage, bloodied and confused. He has no idea where he is, or how he got here, but he does have an ominous feeling that something is wrong. As that feeling grows, so too does the threat on the other side of the auditorium doors.

Locked inside the theatre with some rather anarchic fellow inmates - Gertrude Stein, Harvey Milk and Quentin Crisp - Edward can’t escape what seems to be coming for him...

Please note: this production contains some strong language. There is a strict no latecomers and no re-entry policy for After Edward. The show will run straight through with no interval.


A daring new play written specifically for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in response to Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, After Edward welcomes us into a chaotic world of pride and shame; a place where Queer politics collide with imagined and personal experience.

The company will perform After Edward in tandem with Edward II, with writer Tom Stuart playing the titular role in both plays.

These shows will also reflect on the very nature of creativity, and what it means to be an actor playing roles close to your heart.

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Free post-show discussion

Wanton poets and pleasant wits: Edward II now

Part of Voices in the Dark: Pride, Then and Now  

Thursday 4 April, 9.10pm, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (after the 7.30pm performance of After Edward)

Chaired by the Globe’s Will Tosh, some of today’s most exciting queer thinkers and writers reflect on the legacy of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II. We invite you to join us for this free post-show discussion following the 7.30pm performance of After Edward on Thursday 4 April. This event is open to audience members attending that evening’s performance and also, subject to space in the auditorium, everyone else who is interested in attending without seeing the preceding performance.

The other festival events are Moll and the Future Kings, an hour of late-night drag king cabaret and improv, and Love is Love, a celebration in words and music of LGBT+ lives and loves across nine centuries, presented by The Fourth Choir.