Jude Owusu: 'I want people to understand why Tamburlaine does the things he does'

We chat to Owusu about his take on the titular role in Christopher Marlowe’s play

Jude Owusu in rehearsals for Tamburlaine
Jude Owusu in rehearsals for Tamburlaine
© RSC – photo by Ellie Kurrtz

We sat down with Jude Owusu to find out his views on the character of Tamburlaine, ahead of the opening of Michael Boyd's production at the Swan Theatre this week.

Owusu plays the title role in the production which is a new version by Boyd, the RSC's artistic director from 2002 to 2012, who has adapted the original two parts of Marlowe's play.

The production has design by Tom Piper, lighting by Colin Grenfell, sound by Claire Windsor and music by James Jones. Movement is by Liz Ranken and fight choreography by Terry King.