A white wall covered in red blood

Tamburlaine

Christopher Marlowe

Michael Boyd returns to the RSC for the first time since leaving as Artistic Director in 2012 to direct this ambitious epic, a portrait of power at its most charismatic and violent.

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    16 Aug - 1 Dec 2018

  • Running time:

    To be confirmed

A portrait of power at its most charismatic and violent, Tamburlaine was one of the first big hits of the English stage.

Tamburlaine is a poor shepherd who rises to power to live out his blood-soaked fantasy of conquering the world. His extravagant savagery shows what horror can result when unlimited political libido is let loose upon the world.

Michael Boyd returns to the RSC for the first time since leaving as Artistic Director in 2012 to direct this ambitious epic. 

Creative Team

Director Michael Boyd | Designer Tom Piper | Lighting Wolfgang Goebbel | Music James Jones | Sound Claire Windsor | Fights Terry King