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Between 1593 and 1603 the Rose premiered many of Marlowe s plays and 400 years on this adaptation of Tamburlaine the Great
by Ben Power is being presented by Cannon s Mouth, a new classical ensemble under the patronage of Sir Peter Hall. The company is made up entirely of young actors intent on discovering a new voice for the great metaphorical dramas of the Renaissance, while receiving guidance from some of the greatest names in today s classical theatre. The part of Tamburlaine will be played by Khalid Abdalla, recent winner of the Best Actor award at the National Student Drama Festival.Performers Khalid Abdalla (Tamburlaine), Kwaku Ankomah (Bajazeth), Mark Arends (Zenocrate/Citizen Babylon), Alex Blake (Basso/Sultan/Egypt/Governor of Damascus, Julian Blundell (Agydas/Zabina/Virgin of Damascus), Richard Simons (Theridamas), James Tovell (Usumcasane), Nathanael Wiseman (Mycetes/Calyphas).
Author Marlowe. Producer Alexander Holt. Adapted by Ben Power. Company Cannon's Mouth. Director Ben Naylor. Music Jon Boden. Choreographer Anna Morrissey. Design Katy Tuxford. Costume Nikos Stavroulakis.
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