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Sport For Jove Returns with Christopher Marlowe's Edward II
King Edward's illicit desire will eclipse the law, alienate his nobles and wife, and threaten to destroy a nation. Edward II shows us just how personal politics really is, offering a savage examination of an all too common modern story.
Shortly after his coronation, Kind Edward II obtains his lover Gaveston from exile, lavishing him with titles and riches. Their all-consuming lust alienates the King’s wife, makes enemies of his nobles, eclipses the law, and threatens to destroy the nation.
As one of the earliest English history plays, Edward II is a classic tale of land, law and desire, and of a King who treated the nation as his playground. The play is a political story with many relevant plot lines to today’s political spectrum, including its exploration of power and control.
Directed by Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Sport For Jove Theatre Company, Terry Karabelas, with set by award-winning designer Alicia Clements, this brand new production will feature an exceptional cast including Angela Bauer, Barry French, Belinda Hoare, Edmund Lembke-Hogan, Gabriel Fancourt, Georgia Adamson, James Lugton, Julian Garner, Michael Whalley, Richard Hilliar and Simon London.
Presented as part of The 2015 Reginald Season, Sport for Jove Theatre Company turns its acclaimed ensemble style toward Christopher Marlowe, a writer who scholars acknowledge as Shakespeare’