Jason Charles has written a new play set in 1483. Throne of Thorns explores how Richard III became the King of England after his brother's death in the Spring of 1483. The narrative is driven by the strong women that surrounded Richard at the time - his wife, Anne Neville; the Queen, Elizabeth Woodville; and Jane Shore, the mistress of the late King.
The heir to the throne is twelve years old son and his mother, the Queen, is keen for him to be crowned as soon as possible. The Queen and her family, however, are deeply mistrusted by Richard and his wife, Anne Neville, who suspects the Queen might be a witch. The battle for power and survival begins...
Feedback for Throne of Thorns from theatre company Papatango:
"A convincing reimagining of Richard III's rise to power giving strong voice to the women who are largely silenced in Shakespeare's version. The character of Jane Shore is a well-drawn good addition. The closing scene with its shifts and silences works especially well."
The script is available to purchase on Amazon. Jason Charles is looking for a theatre to produce the play.
Facebook group for the novel, The Claws of Time.
The Claws of Time is the new novel by Jason Charles. River gains consciousness in the Tower of London wearing medieval clothes, not knowing who or where she is. Attempting to build a life for herself in modern day London, she deciphers from flashbacks the part that she played in the life of King Richard III over five hundred years ago. But convincing the rest of the world, and her boyfriend, of this is another matter.
Meanwhile, Petra Sherry is a singer-songwriter who has been on a self destructive path ever since she was abandoned by the man who inspired her music. Moving to London was supposed to be a fresh start for her and her band, but instead of working on a new album, she forms an obsession that sets her and River on a sinister and tangled collision course.
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Estranged in Sydney.
"Written by renowned playwright Jason Charles, 'Estranged' brings to life the story of a dysfunctional family who comes together for the wedding of one of the sons while exploring themes of sexuality, societal acceptance and the way judgement can divide us from those we love. The mother of the son to be wed, Natalie Page’s character Millicent is the divisive force who causes the original rift in the family decades prior when she passes harsh judgements on her sister and subsequently banishes her and her son from their lives. As the drama and tension plays out over the course of the nuptials, we see Millicent and her sister engage in malicious attacks against one another, with Millicent going as far as to slap her sister in the face in front of everyone, a challenging move that Natalie Page pulls of with precision."
Following its successful run in London in 2009, a production of 'Estranged' by Jason Charles will be performed at the Tap Gallery Theatre in Sydney in February 2014.
The production will directed by Brett Garland.
Throne of Thorns, the new play by Jason Charles set in 1483 about King Richard III ascending to the throne of England, is now available on Amazon.
The anthology 'The Flesh of God' is now available on Amazon.
The novel 'The Claws of Time' is available on Amazon.
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Before Natalie Bennett became the leader of the Green Party she was a theatre critic. Here she reviews Counterfeit Skin.
A production of ''Estranged' completed a smash hit run at Sydney's Tap Gallery Theatre in 2014. Check out the pictures in the Gallery.
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