Previews began last night for the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre’s production of Christopher Marlowe’s classic stage play Edward II, which stars HH client CHRIS NEW in the titular role.
Marlowe’s play centres around the controversial monarch who, on ascension to the English throne, calls back his beloved ally Piers Gaveston (played by Sam Collings). But when their close relationship throws the court and Edward’s marriage into disarray, it threatens to destabilise an entire country.
The inventive creative team behind last year’s unmissable production of Doctor Faustus, led by director Toby Frow, reunite for this fast-paced thriller which will have your allegiances shifting in a night of gripping theatre.
Press Night is on Monday 12th September and the show runs until 8th October. To buy your tickets and to see a full list of cast and crew, visit the Royal Exchange’s Edward II page.