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About the Show Less...

A new composite version of Christopher Marlowe's epic drama. Read More >

A Scythian shepherd, Tamburlaine, rises by his bloody conquests and massive self-belief to become the most powerful man on the planet: what goes up, however, must come down…

David Farr directs Greg Hicks as Tamburlaine, in his own adaptation of Marlowe’s original, converting two plays into a single epic.

Tamburlaine was written by Marlowe in 1587 when he was just 23. He was to die six years later in a tavern brawl.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 09/11/2005

Closing Night: 19/11/2005

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Cast & Creative


Greg Hicks


Director - David Farr

Producer - BITE:05 and Barbican in association with Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic as part of Young Genius

Author - Christopher Marlowe

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