Melanie Wilson

Kingdom Come

I thought to have been silent. but this is a time of war.

The year is 1640.

Parliament is rebellious. There are mobs on London’s streets.  England, Ireland and Scotland are poised on the brink of a devastating civil war. In Whitehall, supported by the newest theatrical machinery, King Charles I is playing a god. This cannot end well. As the world turns upside down, women preach, poor men lead, and radical ideas illuminate the carnage. But the puritan state starts to tighten its grip, and making theatre could soon be a capital offence…

Presented at The Other Place, RSC for Mischief Festival, September - October 2017


Nigel Barrett | Emmanuella Cole | Lucy Ellinson | Solomon Israel | Tom Lyall | Madeleine Worrall


Directors - Gemma Brockis and Wendy Hubbard

Designer - Charlotte Espiner

Music and Sound - Melanie Wilson

Lighting - Matt Peel

Movement - Ingrid Mackinnon

Video - Oli Quintrell

'Melanie Wilson's sound design blossoms in waves of orchestral brass'
The Stage
'Melanie Wilson’s superb sound design'
The Guardian
Photograph: Hugo Glendinning