Edward II meets Gertrude Stein, Harvey Milk and Quentin Crisp in Tom Stuart's metatheatrical play.
Tom Stuart's new work was written following his experience playing Edward II at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Edward II encounters prominent LGBTQ figures from across history: Gertrude Stein, Harvey Milk and Quentin Crisp. The play explores queer politics and what it means to be a gay man in the modern day.
Though the work starts off a little slowly, straining for laughs, it quickly develops into a compelling study of inherited shame and self-hatred, the legacy of a 1980s childhood beset by bullying and homophobia.