Edward the First - Old Soldiers
by Mike Walker. Inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles. Edward Longshanks - the Hammer of the Scots - was grief-stricken after the death of his first wife. But he finds new love with Margaret, sister of the French King. And heartache with his son Ned.
Edward 1st ... Philip Jackson
Margaret ...Ellie Kendrick
Ned ... Sam Troughton
Gaveston ...Simon Bubb
Wallace.. .James Lailey
Roger Bigod ... Jonathan Forbes
With Sean Baker, Brian Bowles, Nyasha Hatendi, Stuart McLoughlin, Joanna Monro, Peter Polycarpou, Daniel Rabin, Alun Raglan and Jane Whittenshaw.
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Jessica Dromgoole
Philip Jackson, Sam Troughton and Patrick Kennedy take the roles of Edward the First, Edward the Second and Richard the Second in a new series of plays by Mike Walker chronicling the Plantagenet dynasty.
These plays tell the story of the birth of a new Europe after the dark ages. The issues of control, of freedom, of belief, above all, perhaps, the temptations of power which are so familiar to us now were new to an age which had no template for domination on this scale.