Tristan Bates Theatre

Edward II

Lazarus Theatre presents Christopher Marlowe's classic.

Tue 22 August - Sat 9 September
Preview Tickets: £10 (22 & 23 August)
Standard Tickets: £17.50 / £15 Concs.
Groups: £10 (8+ tickets booked in a single transaction, bookable over the phone or in person).


The King is dead. His son, Edward II, is crowned King. His first act: to call home from banishment his lover, Gaveston.

"Why would you love him who the world hates so? Because he loves me more than all the world.”

Marlowe’s homoerotic epic comes to the stage in this all-new, all-male ensemble production. Marking 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, this production investigates, celebrates and explores identity and sexuality. 

Edward II sees our return to The Tristan Bates Theatre and The Camden Fringe after our smash hit productions of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Coriolanus and Tamburlaine.


Please note this production contains full male nudity and scenes of a sexual and violent nature.



★★★★★ 'This remains a visionary company who have once again brought us a stunning and thoughtful adaptation. Not to be missed.' View from the Gods on Tamburlaine

★★★★★ 'A landmark production for a groundbreaking company' Grumpy Gay Critic on 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

★★★★★ 'Pushed the boundaries of the audience’s imagination – it swept me off my feet' Ginger Wig & Strolling Man on The Beggar's Opera

★★★★★ 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle is an exciting and engrossing piece of theatre… The overall effect is amazing' The Upcoming on The Caucasian Chalk Circle






Director Ricky Dukes