Don Carlos is passionately in love with Elizabeth, the French Princess to whom he was once betrothed. Carlos' tyrannical father, King Philip II of Spain, decides to marry Elizabeth himself. The young prince's hatred for his cold and distant parent knows no bounds. He enlists his oldest friend, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa to act as go-between. But Posa decides to convert Carlos and Elizabeth's youthful passion into a full scale rebellion against King Philip's oppressive and bloody regime.Performers Derek Jacobi (Philip II of Spain), Una Stubbs (Duchess of Olivarez), Claire Price (Queen Elizabeth), Richard Coyle (Don Carlos), Stuart Burt (A Page to the Queen), Elliot Cowan (Marquis of Posa), Peter Eyre (The Cardinal Grand Inquisitor), Michael Hadley (Domingo), Ian Hogg (Duke of Alba), Paul Keating (Prince of Parma), Andrew McDonald (Count Cordua), Brian Poyser (Duke of Medina Sidonia), Charlotte Randle (Princess Eboli), Roger Swaine (Count Lerma).
Author Friedrich von Schiller. Producer Sheffield Theatres. Translation Mike Poulton (new translation). Director Michael Grandage. Design Christopher Oram. Lighting Paule Constable. Music Adam Cork.