The Wars of The Roses archiveShakespeare's Game of Thrones. A Nation at war with itself, father against son, husband against wife, brother against brother. Epic, enthralling, extraordinary. This autumn the Rose stage will be transformed into a battleground for The Wars of the Roses, a gripping distillation of four of Shakespeare's history plays, directed by Trevor Nunn, one of the world's leading Shakespearean directors. A spectacular theatrical event not seen since it was first produced at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 by Peter Hall & John Barton, The War of the Roses is a trilogy of plays about one of the most tumultuous and intriguing periods of British history - the 15th century conflict between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the throne of England. Through these plays Shakespeare examines the very essence of human conflict. A tale of feuding families, murderous kings and adulterous queens, scheming and betrayal, revolts and battles, The Wars of the Roses chronicles the final struggle for power in medieval England.


Oscar Batterham (John Talbot/Son who killed his father), Freddy Carter (company), Kare Conradi (Dauphin/Edward IV), Oliver Cotton (Winchester/Clifford/Hastings), Jim Creighton (Burgandy/Simpcox/Stafford/Father who killed his son/Ely), Imogen Daines (Joan of Arc/Lady Bona/Lady Anne), Harry Egan (company), Alexandra Gilbreath (Eleanor Duchess of Gloucester/Elizabeth), Alexander Hanson (Richard Duke of York/Buckingham), Rufus Hound (Bedford/Bolingbroke/Jack Cade/Rivers), James de Lauch Hay (company), Geoff Leesley (Exeter/Mortimer/Lord Mayor/Lt of the Tower), Owen Oakeshott (Somerset/Ratcliff), Joely Richardson (Margaret), Robert Sheehan (Alencon/Richard III), James Simmons (Talbot/John Hume/Norfolk/First Murderer), Laurence Spellman (Bastard of Orleans/Young Clifford/Richmond/Second Murderer), Susan Tracy (Margery Jourdain/Duchess of York), Alex Waldmann (Henry VI/Tyrrel), Timothy Walker (Warwick/Catesby), Andrew Woodall (Gloucester/Iden/Derby), Michael Xavier (Suffolk/George of Clarence)


Director(s): Trevor Nunn, Cordelia Monsey (associate director), Malcolm Ranson (fight director), Ginny Schiller (CDG - casting director)
Design(s): John Napier (set design concept), Mark Friend
Costume: Mark Bouman
Lighting: Paul Pyant
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
Music: Guy Woolfenden
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The Wars of The Roses

The Wars of The Roses (Play) production archive for QTIX code T0561956256. Details of all The Wars of The Roses archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S139961915

Archive Listings

16 Sep 15
31 Oct 15
Rose Theatre Kingston

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