Edward II/After Edward Cast.Edward II and After Edward will be…


Annette Badland


Richard Bremmer


Richard Cant


Polly Frame


Jonathan Livingstone


Sanchia McCormack


Colin Ryan


Tom Stuart


Beru Tessema


Katie West

Edward II/After Edward Cast.

Edward II and After Edward will be performed by the same cast of actors. Nick Bagnall will direct Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II and Brendan O’Hea will direct After Edward, written by Tom Stuart in response to Edward II.  

Examining ancestral relationships and notions of identity, sexuality and power, Marlowe’s Edward II sees King Edward recall his lover, Gaveston, from banishment, setting in motion a chain of events that culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in early modern theatre.

Tom Stuart’s new play After Edward, written specifically for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in response to Edward II, sees Edward return to the stage alone, bloodied and confused. He has no idea where he is, or how he got here, but he does have an ominous feeling that something is wrong.

Annette Badland will play Mortimer Senior in Edward II and Gertrude Stein in After Edward

Richard Bremmer will play Archbishop of Canterbury/ Spencer Senior in Edward II and  Archbishop of Canterbury/Leather Man in After Edward 

Richard Cant will play Earl of Lancaster in Edward II and Quentin Crisp in After Edward 

Polly Frame will play Earl of Kent in Edward II and Harvey Milk in After Edward 

Jonathan Livingstone will play Mortimer Junior in Edward II and Edward Alleyn in After Edward 

Sanchia McCormack will play Earl of Warwick in Edward II and Margaret Thatcher in After Edward 

Colin Ryan will play Spencer Junior in Edward II and Cowboy in After Edward 

Tom Stuart will play Edward II in Edward II and Edward in After Edward 

Beru Tessema will play Gaveston in both Edward II and After Edward 

Katie West will play Queen Isabella in Edward II and Dorothy Gale and Maria Von Trapp in After Edward 

The Edward II Company will also include: 

Nick Bagnall as Director 
Bill Barclay as Composer 
Kevin McCurdy as Fight Director 
George Nicholls as Assistant Director 
Wayne Parsons as Choreographer 
Jessica Worrall as Designer

The After Edward Company will also include:

Laura Moody as Composer
George Nicholls as Assistant Director
Brendan O’Hea as Director
Tom Stuart as Writer 
Siân Williams as Choreographer
Jessica Worrall as Designer

Edward II opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 7 February

After Edward opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 21 March.