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Director: Barrie Rutter; Written by: John Dryden
The Captive Queen is a re-imagining of John Dryden's Restoration drama, Aureng-zebe, transferred to the dying days of the great woollen mills in north England.
It tells the story of an ageing Emperor and his governor rueing the loss of their youth and beauty, whilst two fratricidal sons are emboldened by their victory in war to begin a war of love.
All four of them are besotted by the same Captive Queen, and what follows is an exploration of old age, the allure of power, and the bewildering effects of lust and desire.
Shakespeare’s Macbeth – 7 Nov 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Shakespeare's most brutal play, Macbeth.
Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe – 1 Dec 2018 to 2 Feb 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
Edward II — by Christopher Marlowe – 7 Feb to 20 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Theatre will be putting on a candlelit production of Christopher Marlowe's Edward II.
Shakespeare’s Richard II – 22 Feb to 21 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeare's Richard II.
Motown — The Story of Berry Gordy’s label – 11 Feb 2016 to 20 Apr 2019 – Relive Berry Gordy's journey as he launches Motown and the careers of superstars like Michael Jackson
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery – 31 Mar 2016 to 7 Apr 2019 – The writers behind 'The Play That Goes Wrong' are back with 'The Comedy About A Bank Robbery' at the Criterion
Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical – 27 May 2016 to 30 Mar 2019 – Disney's "Aladdin" has been turned into a West End musical, and will be showing at the Prince Edward Theatre.
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