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A king who breaks all the rules. A staging that rewrites them.
In a 21st century reinterpretation that rewrites the rules for staging the classics, director Joe Hill-Gibbins strips back the carefully polished veneer of a kingdom, exposing a hotbed of corruption, deceit and hedonism.
Hot on the heels of his coronation, Edward II recalls his lover Gaveston from exile. Their all-consuming lust makes enemies of the furious barons and bishops, alienates the King’s once-devoted Queen and tears England to pieces. Don’t miss this visionary new take on one of British theatre’s most fearless works.
A behind-the-scenes exploration of power, sexual obsession and a king who treats the realm as his playground, the National offers a contemporary take on Christopher Marlowe’s magnificent, erotic and violent play.
As part of the Travelex £12 season, over 500 £12 seats have been made available for every night’s performance. We also have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner.
For your chance to win, enter your details (see full terms and conditions below):
Terms and conditions: The promotion closes at 11.59am on Tuesday 1 October 2013. The prize is a pair of tickets to see Edward II at the National Theatre plus one free programme, and a drinks voucher for each attendee, redeemable for a single free glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink. The winner will be the first entry selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by email by Wednesday 2 October 2013. The winner can select their preferred performance date, subject to availability. Winning tickets will be reserved for collection at theatre box office. Travel, accommodation and expenses not included. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative available. Entrants must be 18 or over. Open to UK residents only excluding Northern Ireland. When you respond, Independent Print Ltd may use your information to contact you with offers/services of interest. For further information, please write to Customer Care, Room 203b, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT or call the SMS helpline on 0800 839 173. Usual Promotion Rules apply, see independent.co.uk/rules. Promoter: National Theatre.