7 - 17 DECEMBER - SYDNEY THEATRE SCHOOL
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE & CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
"Away, burn all the records of the realm: my mouth shall be the parliament of England."
England has lost Its French territories, the nobility is hopelessly divided among factional lines, the weak and pious King Henry would rather spend his days with his bible and defers to the ruthless Queen Margaret and the Duke of York has his own sights on the crown. The only thing holding the court together is the benevolent protector Duke Gloucester and her life and reputation is already in the sights of her enemies.
As the nobles begin to devour themselves the one faction they ignored emerges: the people, lead by the Kentish rebel Jack Cade. But this is no benevolent revolution and before the War of the Roses can truly begin England must face a cruel and unusual tyrant of its own making.
In the most radical play of the Renaissance a young Shakespeare joins forces with the rebellious Christopher Marlowe to ruthlessly dissect power in all its guises. From the dangerously aloof elitism of the nobility to the violent cruelty of the crowd, this is theatre for now as much as ever.
↓ CAST & CREW
Directed and Designed by Saro Lusty-Cavallari
Produced by Imogen Gardam
With Adam Doughty and Alex Francis
Artwork by Hannah Cox