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Lazarus Theatre Company

Classic Theatre Reimagined

Edward II

Christopher Marlowe

16th - 27th January 2018

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

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

Our ★★★★★ production of Marlowe’s epic returns after a sell-out run at The Tristan Bates Theatre in 2017 and is the first production in our year-long residency at The Greenwich Theatre. 

Please note this production contains full male nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.

Edward II is produced in association with Greenwich Theatre

Dates 16th - 27th January 2017

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm,

Wednesday and Saturday matinee at 3pm

Venue The Greenwich Theatre

Tickets £25.00, £15.00, £10.00.

£15.00 concessions on top price tickets.

Run time 90 minutes with no interval.

Age recommendation 16+

#EdwardII #Marlowe

★★★★★ “Visceral, brutal and horrifically messy… An exceptional, must-see production which will entertain, move and repulse you in equal measures”

Views from the Gods

Cast and Creative


King Edward II – Timothy Blore

Queen Isabella – Alicia Charles

Gaveston / Lightborn – Oseloka Obi

Kent – Alex Zur

Mortimer – Jamie O’Neill

Elder Mortimer – Stephen Smith

Warwick – John Slade

Lancaster – Stephen Emery

Canterbury – David Clayton

All other roles played by the company


Written by Christopher Marlowe

Adapted and Directed by Ricky Dukes

Designed by Sorcha Corcoran

Costume Design by Cristiano Casimiro

Lighting Design by Ben Jacobs

Sound Design and Composition by Neil McKeown

Stage Manager - Charlotte R L Cooper

Dramaturge - Sara Reimers

Assistant Director - Lysanne Van Overbeek

Company Photographer - Adam Trigg

Production Graphic Designer - Will Beeston

Associate Producer - Gavin Harrington-Odedra

★★★★ “Bravo, Lazarus Theatre Company, for delivering a production that packs a powerful and pertinent punch in 2017”

Angela Johnson, Entertainment Focus

★★★★ “A radical new version of one of Marlowe’s classics,

told in typically bold Lazarus style – watch it if you dare!”

Mind the Blog

★★★★★ “A huge leap to the dark side in this intense,

bloody (and bloody brilliant) production”

Claire Roderick, Fairy Powered Pro

Marlowe... the man, the spy, the playwright... 

Christopher Marlowe as poet and playwright was at the forefront of the 16th Century dramatic renaissance, a man to whom Shakespeare and others owe a huge debt of gratitude. He also led a full and intriguing life outside the theatre. Entangled in the outer reaches of the Elizabethan espionage web, Marlowe's life is alleged to have ended prematurely in 1593 when, at just 29, he was reportedly stabbed to death in Deptford.

To find out more about Christopher Marlowe or to join the Marlowe Society then click here. 

★★★★ “An explosive and riveting production… Does full justice to the poetry and power of Marlowe’s original… A superlative show, powerfully performed by all”

Peter Yates, LondonTheatre1

Edward II in the press

★★★★★ View from the Gods

★★★★★ Fairy Powered Pro

★★★★ Thrifty Theatre Thinker

★★★★ Mind the Blog

★★★★ Entertainment Focus

★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ London Theatre1

“The play is magnetic, and so too is this production”

Camden Fringe Voyeur

“The performance rivals the best seen on the Royal Shakespeare Company stage”

Joe Morgan, Gay Star News

“A world of toxic masculinity and political power-play”

There Ought to be Clowns

Proudly supported by and in association with... 

The Greenwich Theatre

The Marlowe Society

The Camden Fringe

Tristan Bates Theatre

“A world of toxic masculinity and political power-play… Lazarus' inspired and intelligent reading of Edward II here reminds us it truly is a gay play for the ages”

There Ought to be Clowns