Killer of the Sun

by Peter Stürm

Part 1 of our Trilogy on Alexander the Great.

Alexander conquered more than half the known world by the age of 32. He is the founder of Hellenism and Cosmopolitism and his impact is still felt today. Mythologised by East and West – hero or demon – but who was the man?

A revised version of AlexanderProjekt1 set in the archaeological site of the Rose where young Shakespeare, Marlowe and Kyd learnt their craft.

Site of the Rose Theatre, London 2006

Built in 1587 by Philip Henslowe, the Rose was the first theatre on London’s Bankside. Plays performed at the Rose included Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, The Jew of Malta and Tamburlaine the Great, and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and Henry VI Part 1.

Ensemble Cristina Barreiro, Cristina Catalina, Evie Craddock, Glen Fox, Benedict Hopper, John Ioannou, Roland John-Léopoldie, David Keller, George Tooulis (music).
Lighting Cis O’Boyle
Costumes Victoria Lawton & Fiona Todd
Stage manager Karoline Bierner
Director Peter Stürm
Producer Caroline Staunton
Photos Rachel Ferriman