Tamburlaine is the electrifying theatrical study of tyranny and ambition written in 1587 by English Renaissance playwright Christopher Marlowe when he was only 23 years old. Some 430 years later, Yellow Earth Theatre bring this rarely performed, complex drama to the Arcola Theatre using a thrilling new adaptation, live Taiko drumming and a cast of six British East Asian actors.
Lindsey Ferrentino is a critically acclaimed American playwright. After an extended, sold out off-Broadway run, her new play Ugly Lies The Bone comes to the National Theatre.
Clare Pollard is a poet translator, journalist, teacher and poet in her own right. Her first collection of poems The Heavy-Petting Zoo was published by Bloodaxe Books when she was still at secondary school. Since then she has gone on to win multiple awards and is highly regarded as a poet translator of Somali, Hungarian, Arabic, Latin, Polish, Czech and Slovakian poetry.
Michael Haslam is a three-time Olivier award-winning musical director who works in theatre, TV and radio as a composer, arranger and conductor. Haslam sat down with London Calling to talk about the new production of All the Angels at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. This musical play is based on the true story of how Handel wrote Messiah, one of the most famous and frequently performed choral works in the world.
Actor Rudi Dharmalingam has graced the stages of Broadway and the West End. Performing in shows like The History Boys at the National Theatre, X at the Royal Court and Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch, he is working once more with esteemed director and writer Robert Icke in his new adaptation of Mary Stuart, which arrives at the Almeida this month.