“Masterful… Majestic… Magnificent…” El Pais
On the 26th of January 1814 Edmund Kean made his debut at Drury Lane and changed theatre history forever. But he was no overnight success. He was a grieving drunken megalomaniac. He was poetry in motion.
Created over six years the multi award winning Tragedian Trilogy describes the rise to fame, fall to infamy and decline to legend of England’s most celebrated and controversial actor, the first trans-Atlantic superstar and ultimate hell-raiser, Edmund Kean.
“Seethes with passion and crackling energy… gracefully perfect… I could sit through this ten times, and still not be bored.” Three Weeks
Combining both the physical theatre and storytelling traditions that Kean sprang from in a uniquely intimate relationship with the audience the complete Tragedian Trilogy is more than a performance, it is a theatrical event.
Winner Best Actor Brighton Festival Fringe Nominee Best Actor The Stage Awards Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Winner Three Weeks Editors Award Edinburgh Festival Fringe
“A Dickensian Masterpiece” The Stage
The Tragedian is supported by the Arts Council of England, South East, and Made In Brighton. The plays have toured across the Balkans & Caucasus, Ireland, the Grec Festival, Barcelona, the Napoli Teatro Fringe and enjoyed repeat seasons in Milan.