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Long Live the King

a Devised piece by Max Tassell, Ira Luxuria and Jaimee Doyle


Jealous Richard of Gloucester wants to be King of England and uses manipulation and deceit to achieve his goal. He murders his brothers, nephews and any opposition to become King Richard III. In the end, Henry of Richmond raises an army, kills Richard in battle, and becomes King Henry VII.

Long Live the King takes and flips the traditional Shakespearean narrative of King Richard III and features two drag kings - glitter beards and all - exposing heteronormative masculinity, hegemonic decline, deceit and manipulation on the path to glory. Long Live the King will incorporate music, movement, 21st century political blundering and elaborate tudor-esque costumes.

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