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It’s 1660, and Bradshaw, the Puritan wife of the Republican revolutionary who killed King Charles, sets off on a long and terrible journey to collect the dismembered remains of her dead husband, which have been displayed in public at the behest of the insane and foppish new monarch, Charles Stuart.
Howard Barker is a British playwright. His plays have been produced at the Royal Court, the RSC and the National Theatre, throughout Europe and the USA and by his own company, The Wrestling School. He is best known as the exponent of the Theatre of Catastrophe. He is a theatre theorist, a poet and a painter. His work has been the subject of a number of book-length studies and academic conferences.More about Howard Barker...