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A new play at Shakespeare’s Globe, After Edward, will feature a host of historical characters including Margaret Thatcher, Harvey Milk, Maria von Trapp, Quentin Crisp and Gertrude Stein.

The piece is a response to Marlowe’s Edward II, which is also being performed by the same cast.

Polly Frame will play Earl of Kent in Edward II and Harvey Milk in After Edward, Jonathan Livingstone Mortimer Junior in Edward II and Edward Alleyn in After Edward.

Edward II is directed by Nick Bagnall and runs from 7 February to 20 April, while After Edward is directed by Brendan O’Hea and runs from 21 March to 6 April.