Adapted and directed by Gordon Barr
“I will have Gaveston, and you shall know
What danger ’tis to stand against your king.”
Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming love makes enemies of the establishment, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and threatens to tear the kingdom to pieces. A political thriller and an intense love story, Edward II is a powerful exploration of how far society will go to destroy a love seen as taboo.
After the success of Doctor Faustus in 2016, Bard in the Botanics returns to the work of Christopher Marlowe as part of “Writing the Renaissance”, our strand of work exploring the playwrights who influenced Shakespeare. This new adaptation, featuring 4 actors, is a rare opportunity for audiences to enjoy Marlowe’s magnificent, erotic and violent story, featuring the first openly gay couple in English drama.
Queen Isabella - Esme Bayley
Mortimer - Andy Clark
Piers de Gaveston - Charlie Clee
King Edward II - Laurie Scott
Previews: Thurs 12th July 8p.m. (Preview tickets: £12)
Performances: Fri 13th – Sat 28th July (no performances on Sundays or Mondays) 8p.m.
Venue: Venue: Kibble Palace
Box Office: 0141 429 0022
Tickets: £22.50 / £15 concession
£12 Tuesdays – All tickets £12 on Tuesday performances