Performed at Theatre@41, York, on Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 October 2023 (six performances)
Edward II is king at last. Determined to shower his loved ones with gifts, he summons his exiled lover, Gaveston. With King, court, and country intoxicated by their passions, the Queen takes her own lover and the nation is torn apart in a merciless divorce. Their child watches from the shadows, desperate to mend his broken family and nation – or bring them to heel.
This is a play about power and love – who has it, who seeks it, and who suffers for it.
Marlowe’s poetic masterpiece marks York Shakespeare Project’s exciting first venture into the plays of Shakespeare’s contemporaries.