written by Christopher Marlowe
directed by Rupert Hands
'My father is deceased. Come Gaveston, and share the kingdom...'
1308; Edward I is dead. When his son Edward II succeeds him, his first act is to recall his banished lover, Piers Gaveston, which stirs rebellion amongst his court.
Marlowe’s political tragedy takes us behind the scenes of one of Britain’s most salacious royal scandals, rich with power-play, murder, and sexual politics.
Photographs by Kirsten McTernan