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.
“Heartfelt show made with love and acted with real vigour”
The Guardian on YET’s Limehouse Project