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Edward II

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John Heffernan takes his first National Theatre leading role in Christopher Marlowe’s exploration of power, sexual obsession and a king who sees his country as a plaything. Read More >

John Heffernan takes his first National Theatre leading role in Edward II, Christopher Marlowe’s exploration of power, sexual obsession and a king who sees his country as a plaything.

It is not long after his coronation that new king Edward II ends his lover Gaveston’s exile and instead bestows riches and titles upon him, acts that, along with the simmering lust, angers his bishops, barons and previously devoted queen, tearing his kingdom apart.

Edward II’s leading man, Heffernan has previously appeared at the South Bank venue in productions including She Stoops To Conquer, Emperor And Galilean, After The Dance and Major Barbara, for which he won an Ian Charleson Award. He has most recently been seen in the hit West End production of The Hothouse.

His co-stars include Kyle Soller, who received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in 2012’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and star of TV adaptations of Great Expectations and Labyrinth Vanessa Kirby.

Director Joe Hill-Gibbins makes his National Theatre debut with this production of Edward II.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 28/08/2013

Opening Night: 04/09/2013

Closing Night: 26/10/2013

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ben Addis, Iain Batchelor, Alex Beckett, Paul Bentall, Kirsty Bushell, Nathalie Carrington, John Heffernan, Jack Helsby, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Bettrys Jones, Vanessa Kirby, Penny Layden, Nathaniel Martello-White, Daniel Millar, Johnny Panchaud, Matthew Pidgeon, Jamie Satterthwaite, David Sibley, Kyle Soller, Stephen Wilson, Dan Winter, Thomas Yarrow

Creative

Director - Joe Hill-Gibbins

Lighting Designer - James Farncombe

Movement Director - Imogen Knight

Set Designer - Lizzie Clachan

Sound - Paul Arditti

Author - Christopher Marlowe

Music By - Gary Yershon