Please note that this production has now closed.
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 may contain some strong language.
‘I think it’s queer.
And it’s about to get queerer…’
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.
Fixed Standing Position: £10
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Running time: approx. 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval and strictly no late-comers or re-entry
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