Tamburlaine - Adapted from the Original archiveAn 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. 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.


Melody Brown, Lourdes Faberes, Fiona Hampton, Susan Hingley, Amanda Maud, Leo Wan, Joji Hirota (live taiko drumming)


Author: Christopher Marlowe
Company: Yellow Earth Theatre Company
Director(s): Ng Choon Ping, Rose Ryan (movement director)
Adapted by: Ng Choon Ping
Design(s): Moi Tran, Gillian Tan (video design)
Dramaturg: Stewart Melton
Producer: Kumiko Mendl (creative producer)
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Tamburlaine - Adapted from the Original

Tamburlaine - Adapted from the Original (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01952218837. Details of all Tamburlaine - Adapted from the Original archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01527391726

Archive Listings

21 Apr 17Old Rep
West Midlands
13 Apr 17
15 Apr 17
OFS Studio (previously known as Old Fire Station Theatre)
15 Mar 17
8 Apr 17
Inner London
Greater London

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