About This Show

A violent, sumptuous and altogether thrilling ride of a Renaissance piece that tells the story of King Edward II, Gaveston, and the rebellious nobles who conspire to bring them both down.

King Edward recalls Gaveston from banishment and sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in all of early modern theatre.

Threatened by the preferment shown to the ‘upstart’ Gaveston, and exasperated by Edward’s neglect of matters of state, the king’s nobles join forces with Queen Isabella and the clergy to plot the downfall of Edward’s circle of flatterers, and ultimately of the king himself.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 07 February 2019 Final Performance: 20 April 2019
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

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Annette Badland Mortimer Senior
Richard Bremmer Spencer/Archbishop of Canterbury
Richard Cant Earl of Lancaster
Polly Frame Earl of Kent
Jonathan Livingstone Mortimer Junior
Sanchia McCormack Earl of Warwick
Colin Ryan Spencer Junior
Katie West Isabella


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