Lazarus Theatre, the pioneering theatre company that specialises in reimagining, slimmed-down classics, has secured a year-long residency at south London’s Greenwich Theatre. The residency follows runs of productions at various other fringe venues, including Brockley Jack Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre and Blue Elephant Theatre, as well as Greenwich.
The 2018 residency will open with the return of Lazarus’ recent 90-minute production of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, which will run at Greenwich from 16 to 27 January 2018. The production was critically acclaimed this past summer at Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe Festival, marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Ricky Dukes, artistic director of Lazarus, who also helmed Edward II, commented:
“We are thrilled to be taking up a yearlong residency at The Greenwich Theatre, a venue that has such theatrical heritage. We begin with one of the most thematically modern plays of the classical canon, a transfer of our 2017 production of Marlowe’s politically charged and sexually explosive Edward II.”
Lazarus is an award-winning theatre company, re-imagining and revitalising classic work in visual, visceral and vibrant productions. Subsequent titles in the company’s 2018 residency will be announced shortly.
At the 421-seat Greenwich Theatre, over 500 tickets per Lazarus production will be priced at just £10. Lazarus brought its staging of Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle to Greenwich this past spring. Its other recent productions elsewhere have included The Taming of the Shrew, The Bacchae, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggar’s Opera, Tamburlaine and Henry V.