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Tamburlaine

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15/03/2017–08/04/2017

A lowly shepherd rises to power – and conquers half the known world.

Tamburlaine is a breathtaking interrogation of power, masculinity and the limits of violence.

In his new adaptation for Yellow Earth theatre company, Ng Choon Ping directs a startling production with a British East Asian cast and live taiko drumming. Lourdes Fabares makes her Arcola debut as Tamburlaine.

As ‘strongman’ leaders exert their influence, and new power from the East asserts its growing dominance, Christopher Marlowe’s classic tale takes on a new urgency and relevance for our time.

“Sooner shall the sun fall from his sphere
Than Tamburlaine be slain or overcome.”

Tamburlaine is supported by the Cockayne Foundation and the Foyle Foundation.

Cast

Melody Brown
Lourdes Faberes
Fiona Hampton
Susan Hingley
Amanda Maud
Leo Wan
Joji Hirota

Live taiko drumming

Text

Christopher Marlowe

Direction

Ng Choon Ping

Adaptation

Ng Choon Ping

Design

Moi Tran

Video Design

Gillian Tan

Lighting Design

Neill Brinkworth

Movement

Rose Ryan

Dramaturgy

Stewart Melton

Creative Producer

Kumiko Mendl


A production by Yellow Earth.

Tickets

Standard £17
Concession £14
Opening performances (15-17 March) £12

Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.

Monday – Saturday at 8pm
Saturday matinees at 3.30pm

This production contains:
Violence
Suitable for 14+