Edward II / is a leader who fails to lead—king 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"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Presented by Triple R.
|CAST INCLUDES /||
Paul Ashcroft, Johnny Carr, Marco Chiappi, Belinda McClory
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Event & ticketing details
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|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe 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.
Contains explicit material not suitable for children.