Seven self-regarding critics assemble at a disused theatre in response to a mysterious invitation. Too late they discover its gruesome purpose as Edward Lionheart, an actor frenzied by a lifetime of sneering reviews, hacks his revengeful way through the bloody works of Shakespeare, assisted by a gang of murderous tramps. The laws of theatre supersede the laws of physics in this macabre exhibition of putty noses, Kensington gore and some very large acting indeed. By special arrangement with MGM on Stage.Performers Jim Broadbent (Edward Lionheart), Paul Bentall, Sally Dexter, Nick Haverson, Mark Lockyer, Tim McMullan, Rachael Spence, Steve Steen, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Bell, Bette Bourne, Hayley Carmichael, Stephen Harper, Victoria Willing, Edward Woodall.
Author Lee Simpson. Author Phelim McDermott. Producer Improbable Theatre. Producer National Theatre. Adapted by Lee Simpson. Adapted by Phelim McDermott. Director Phelim McDermott. Director Lee Simpson (associate director). Design Rae Smith. Lighting Colin Grenfell. Music Joby Talbot. Director Terry King (fight). Sound Gareth Fry.