After Edward

After Edward 

by Tom Stuart

Directed by Simon Tavener

Dates: Monday 31 October - Saturday 5 November 2022 @ 7.30pm (+2.30pm on Sat)

Location: Arts at the Old Fire Station

Tickets: Standard: £14 | Pay more: £16 | Pay less: £12 | Preview: £10

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I think it’s queer.

And it’s about to get queerer…

Edward II wanders on to the empty stage, 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. As that feeling grows, so too does the threat on the other side of the auditorium doors.

Locked inside the theatre with some rather anarchic fellow inmates – Gertrude Stein, Harvey Milk and Quentin Crisp – Edward can’t escape what seems to be coming for him…

Hilarious and thought-provoking, After Edward welcomes us into a chaotic world of pride and shame; a place where Queer politics collide with imagined and personal experience.

This production marks the 50th Anniversary of the Pride movement in the UK.

After Edward was first performed at Shakespeare’s Globe, London on 21 March 2019.

By arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd.


Edward – Mark Fiddaman
Archbishop/Leatherman – Triona Adams
Gertrude Stein – Moya Hughes
Quentin Crisp – Andrew Whiffin
Harvey Milk – Megan Hiatt
Margaret Thatcher – Uttara Narayanan
Edward Alleyn – Niamh Simpson
Gaveston – Alex King
Judy Garland/Julie Andrews – Kara Young
Cowboy – Mark Anthony O'Neill
Errol – Daniel Taylor


Director – Simon Tavener
Assistant Director – Edward Smith
Lighting Designer – Will Penington
Sound Designer – Martha Zumack
Stage Manager – Rachel Smith
Choreographer – Victoria Wilson
Production Manager – Tim Eyres