Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard directed Kingdom Come at The Other Place.

I thought to have been silent. but this is a time of war.

The year is 1640.

Parliament is rebellious. There are mobs on London’s streets.  England, Ireland and Scotland are poised on the brink of a devastating civil war. In Whitehall, supported by the newest theatrical machinery, King Charles I is playing a god. This cannot end well.

As the world turns upside down, women preach, poor men lead, and radical ideas illuminate the carnage.

But the puritan state starts to tighten its grip, and making theatre could soon be a capital offence…

This production saw actors and audiences move around The Other Place as they explored the political highs and lows of the English Civil War and the dramatic events that followed.

Cast and Creatives

Cast

Nigel Barrett | Emmanuella Cole | Lucy Ellinson | Solomon Israel | Tom Lyall | Madeleine Worrall

Creatives

Directors - Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard
Designer - Charlotte Espiner
Lighting - Matt Peel
Music and Sound - Melanie Wilson
Movement - Ingrid Mackinnon
Video - Oli Quintrell

Reviews

★★★★

'The RSC's ambitious production... this show chimes with our times'

GUARDIAN

'A remarkable cast'

Guardian

★★★★

'This is bold, brilliant work'

The Stage

'Melanie Wilson's sound design blossoms in orchestral waves of brass'

The Stage

'The piece is beautiful and impressionistic'

Whatsonstage

'A stunningly realised set by Charlotte Espiner that makes the most of The Other Place's versatility'

Whatsonstage

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