Black Theatre Live



Adapted by Ng Choon Ping from the original by Christopher Marlowe

Ambition. Subjugation. Immortality.

Yellow Earth presents Christopher Marlowe’s thrilling, controversial and compelling masterpiece, Tamburlaine. The story of a lowly shepherd who rises to power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and self-belief.

Presented by an East Asian cast in a startling new adaptation this production calls into question the very nature of power, masculinity and violence. What makes a king? What makes a father? What makes a man?

In an age when Trump can become leader of the western world, conflict rages across the Middle East, Europe is increasingly divided and a new power from the East asserts its growing dominance, Marlowe’s classic takes on a new urgency and relevance for our time.

Yellow Earth Theatre TAMBURLAINE play Trailer from Yellow Earth Theatre on Vimeo.