Edward II / is a leader who fails to leadking who loses everything because of his addiction to another man. Newly crowned and convinced he’s invincible, he flaunts his affair and in doing so, affronts the nation.

Anthony Weigh’s new play gives Christopher Marlowe’s 14th century king a facelift, leaving the Elizabethan language behind, to meld the lust and politics of the 14th and 21st centuries to dizzying effect.

Edward is the narcissist you’ll stay up all night for, but there will be blood on the dance floor when the sun rises.

Marlowe’s tale of obsession and revolution has fascinated artists for centuries. Reinvented by Brecht, reimagined by filmmaker Derek Jarman, and now radically revamped by director Matthew Lutton, expect a collision of danger and fabulous extravagance. A perverse, sexy and provocative look at a leader who / pays the ultimate price for making the personal political.

"[EDWARD II] HAS AN ECSTATIC EROTICISM AND THE PLOT A NON-STOP VOLATILITY, A FATAL MOMENTUM"
— The Guardian

PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

Presented by Triple R.

Partners

BY / 

Anthony Weigh

DIRECTION /

Matthew Lutton

CAST INCLUDES / 

Paul Ashcroft, Johnny Carr, Marco Chiappi, Belinda McClory

SET & COSTUME DESIGN / 

Marg Horwell

LIGHTING DESIGN / 

Paul Jackson

COMPOSITION & SOUND DESIGN / 

Kelly Ryall

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

PREVIEWS 7.30pm Fri 29 Jul, 7.30pm Sat 30 Jul, 6.30pm Mon 1 Aug, 7.30pm Tue 2 Aug
OPENING NIGHT 7.30pm, Wed 3 Aug
TIME TO TALK 6.30pm, Tue 9 Aug
MONASH MEETS MALTHOUSE 5pm, Sat 20 Aug

Location

Merlyn Theatre

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

WARNINGS /

Contains explicit material not suitable for children.