The second play, adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VI Parts II and III, intensifies the conflict between all those grasping for power. The Civil War ebbs and flows as the throne changes hands. A powerless Henry VI becomes a pacifist appalled by the fighting; his beautiful French wife becomes a warrior queen, leading her army into battle. The white rose triumphs, promoting the accession of young Edward IV, but the red rose fights back and Henry VI is king again. As the white rose counter-attacks, nobody quite notices the emergence of an ambitious crookback youngster... called Richard.Performers Rufus Hound (Jack Cade), Joely Richardson, Robert Sheehan, Kare Conradi.
Author Shakespeare. Director Trevor Nunn. Director Cordelia Monsey (associate director). Design John Napier (set design concept). Design Mark Friend. Costume Mark Bouman. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Fergus O'Hare. Director Malcolm Ranson (fight director). Music Guy Woolfenden. Director Ginny Schiller (CDG - casting director).