England versus France, peace versus war, might versus right, private passion versus public duty, King John
has them all. He is a virtuoso politician with an uncontrollable passion for the crown - a hero and a villain. The play is powered by the politics of war with the future of England at stake. All goes well for King John and his tactically brilliant political manoeuvres, until the Pope's ambassador interferes. War and torture ensue, and King John's hold on the crown slips away.Performers Jamie Ballard (King John), Howard Chaarles (Philip the Bastard), Lisa Dillon (Constance), Maggie Steed (Queen Eleanor), Ignatius Anthony (Austria/Bigot), Joe Bannister (Lewis The Dauphin), Burt Caesar (Pandolph), Tom Chapman (Robert Faulconbridge/Prince Henry), Elisabeth Hopper (Blanche), Stephen Kennedy (Hubert), Dominic Mafham (Salisbury), Chris Andrew Mellon (Citizen), Dale Rapley (Philip Of France), Miles Richardson (Pembroke), Carmen Rodriguez (Lady Faulconbridge), David Shelley (Chatillion/ Melun), Jon Tarcy (Messenger/Monk), Harry Marcus, Sebastian Croft (Prince Arthur).
Author Shakespeare. Producer Rose Productions. Director Trevor Nunn. Design John Napier (concept design). Music Corin Buckeridge. Director Micchael Oakley (associate director). Lighting Paul Pyant. Director Ginny Schiller (casting director). Design Mark Friend. Costume Mark Friend. Sound Fergus O'Hare.