The Barn Theatre and Relative Motion have created an eight minute virtual reality experience of Christopher Marlowe’s drama.

The virtual reality storytelling company along with the theatre have created a short film of scene four from Christopher Marlowe’s play Edward II.

This newly released eight minute production reimagines this historic and iconic gay love story for a 21st century audience.  Edward II VR has been crafted for a Single-Audience-Member (SAM) who sits at the very centre of the story experience.

Available to access and watch either by Youtube or on the Barn Theatre’s Facebook page, this new production highlights the parallels between homophobia, corruption and greed at the heart of power in Marlowe’s era and the intolerance and bias in the world today.

The production stars Nathan Ives-Moiba as Edward, Richard Pryal as Gaveston and Georgia Silver as Isabella and features an original score by Tom Adams. The production was captured on the stage at the Barn Theatre.

Meanwhile, the Edward II VR features creative direction by Christopher Lane, technical direction by Andy Purves, production direction by Chloe Miller Smith, casting by Harry Blumenau and technical support from the Barn Theatre’s technical team: Chris Cleal, Benjamin Collins and Sami Wood.

To watch Edward II VR visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGrntK9pE8c&feature=youtu.be