The Bloody Death Of Edmund Ironside: First Heard
Local filmmaker and writer, Glyn Carter, joins the ranks of local writers who have benefited from the innovative ‘First Heard’ project run by John Knowles at The Electric Palace Cinema, where he showcases his new play The Bloody Death Of Edmund Ironside at The Electric Palace Cinema on Wednesday the 15 March.
The Bloody Death Of Edmund Ironside is set in the year of 1016: a year like 1066, when England had three kings. The land was awash in blood as the Danes under Canute assaulted the Saxons under Aethelred the Unready, and intrigue, political marriages, betrayal and – you guessed – murder, were rife. And, as the play shows, the events of 1016 led remorselessly to 1066.
Along the way you’ll meet iconic figures like Aethelred and Canute, and less well known characters like the redoubtable Queen Emma (William’s great aunt), Eadric ‘The Grasper’ Streona, and the ambitious but low-born, Godwin, father of Harold II.
As with all First Heard evenings, the performance is a rehearsed reading, with local actors. There will be a Q&A/feedback session afterwards.
Electric Palace, Hastings, 7.30, 15th March. £5 on the door
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