Arcola Tent (2 Ashwin Street)
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
Date From15th March 2017
Date To8th April 2017
WhenMon-Sat 20:00. Sat Mats 15:30
What's OnV1422226940


An all-women company play Tamburlaine, his friends, his enemies, and his sons, travelling to the heart of identity and power, and challenging the nature masculinity and violence. What makes a king? What makes a father? What makes a man? In a play filled with princesses, wives, and sacrificial virgins, what forms of power can women wield in the face of oppression and war? In the modern world, where chemical weapons and reckless referendums are means to cling on to power; where retaliatory air strikes are applauded as strength; where social justice is a luxury that must give way to economic expansionism; Tamburlaine will hold a mirror up to the cruelties within ourselves. Marlowe is known as the father of English tragedy. But his radical ideas of history, religion, morality, and poetic justice will be provocative to those familiar with Shakespeare. Even his later play, Doctor Faustus, will be considered tame compared to Tamburlaine, which questions the very meaning of theatre, and whether it should console or disrupt.
Author Christopher Marlowe

Archive :: production:T01952218837, play:S01527391726, venue:V1422226940

Adapted from the Original

Ambition. Subjugation. Immortality. Yellow Earth Theatre presents Christopher Marlowe's thrilling, controversial, and at times darkly comical story of Tamburlaine, the Scythian shepherd who rises to power through violence to conquer Central Asia, the Middle East, and half of Europe.


Company Yellow Earth Theatre Company
Director Ng Choon Ping
Adapted by Ng Choon Ping
Design Moi Tran
Design Gillian Tan (video design)
Director Rose Ryan (movement director)
DramaturgStewart Melton
Producer Kumiko Mendl (creative producer)
Performer Melody Brown
Performer Lourdes Faberes
Performer Fiona Hampton
Performer Susan Hingley
Performer Amanda Maud
Performer Leo Wan
Performer Joji Hirota (live taiko drumming)

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