"The 300-year-old story of Bonnie Prince Charlie, reimagining his failed attempt to seize the Scottish throne with contemporary dialogue, costumes from the skinny trouser rack at Topman, and a Libertines soundtrack. The script, by E.V. Crowe, was packed tight with goodies" –Guardian
"Crowe's writing zings off the page… Recommended” –The Independent
"We've been in revolution since I was born. I never had to die before"
A young rebel. A brutal victory. A devastating defeat. Aged 25, the charismatic Bonnie Prince Charlie laid claim to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in a series of stunning military victories. By the time he was 26, his dreams lay in ruins and he was fleeing for his life. Amidst the chaos of war, the Young Pretender is forced to decide how far he is willing to go for the cause The flawed prince is brought to life vividly in this unflinching look at the nature of rebellion.
E.V. Crowe (Kin, Royal Court, 2010) brings the brilliant but flawed Prince to vivid life in this fast-paced new play, taking an irreverent look at Britain’s rebellious past against the backdrop of the world’s rebellious present. Watford Palace Creative Associate Nabokov is an internationally acclaimed new writing company. Previous collaborations include Bunny (Fringe First winner), the critically acclaimed 2nd May 1997 and Is Everyone Ok?
E.V. Crowe has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She was a member of the Royal Court Theatre YWP 2005, and ‘Commissioned Writers Group 2009/2011’. Has been on attachment to the Royal Court Theatre, Summer 2007; National Theatre Studio, Summer 2010 and 2011. Previous work includes, Kin (Royal Court Theatre, 2010), ROTOR (Siobhan Davies Studios, 2010), Doris Day (Clean Break at Soho Theatre, 2010) A Just Act (Clean Break, 2009), Number 1 and Community Hall (Bush Theatre, Wraparound response and Election short); One Runs the Other Doesn’t (Royal Court Rough Cuts, 2010). She is currently developing a new play for the Schauspiel Theatre, Frankfurt through the National Theatre Studio.