Lazarus Theatre launches residency with acclaimed Edward II

Edward II (previous cast)

“Why would you love him who the world hates so? Because he loves me more than all the world.”

The award-winning Lazarus Theatre Company is launching its year-long residency at London’s Greenwich Theatre with its acclaimed production of Edward II.

Christopher Marlowe’s epic masterpiece is set to run from January 16-27, directed by the company’s artistic director Ricky Dukes. Another two productions will be announced next month.

The King is dead. His son, Edward II, is crowned King. His first act: to call home from banishment his lover, Gaveston.

Edward II returns to the stage in an explosive ensemble production after a sell-out 2017 run which marked the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.

Says Ricky: ““We are thrilled to be taking up a yearlong residency at The Greenwich Theatre, a venue that has such theatrical heritage.

“We begin with one of the most thematically modern plays of the classical cannon, a transfer of our 2017 production of Marlowe’s politically charged and sexually explosive Edward II.”

Note that the production contains full male nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature. Recommended for those over the age of 16.

Lazarus has a mission statement to re-imagine and revitalise classic work in visual, visceral and vibrant productions.

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