Lazarus Theatre Company present The Summer of Empire, a season comprising two of the most explosive plays ever written in fresh, bold and radical new productions, William Shakespeare’s King Henry V and Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great.
King Henry V
by William Shakespeare
In 2016 a governmentcommissioned report on the ban on women serving in close combat roles will be published. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said armed forces roles “should be determined by ability and not gender”.
A new, all-female production of Shakespeare’s war play, King Henry V follows Henry and her band of brothers as they face the challenges of life on the front line, exploring the role of women in the military, leadership and the legacy of empire. King Henry V marks the Lazarus debut at The Union Theatre.
Tamburlaine the Great
by Christopher Marlowe
Dictator, lover, husband and murderer, Tamburlaine the Great, hits the stage in an all new gripping, physical and brutal production. Controversial writer, Christopher Marlowe’s fierce and ferocious play follows Tamburlaine and his thirst for power. The crown is within his reach and nothing, not even God, can stand in his way.
Tamburlaine the Great marks our return to the Tristan Bates after our sell out productions of Shakespeare’s Troilus & Cressida and Coriolanus in 2014 and our awardwinning production of The Tragedy of Mariam in 2013.
Lazarus Theatre Company is an award winning classical theatre company, reimagining and revitalising texts for a contemporary audience.
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Saturday 16th May 2015