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Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses (Play) production archive for QTIX code T656613926. Details of all Wars of the Roses archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1807343321

Archive Listings

28 Jun 06
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1 Jul 06
Viaduct Theatre
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
20 Jun 06
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24 Jun 06
Theatre Royal
Glasgow
Performance Details => Venue archive
13 Jun 06
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17 Jun 06
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Performance Details => Venue archive
1 Jun 06
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10 Jun 06
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
23 May 06
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27 May 06
New Vic Theatre
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
16 May 06
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20 May 06
Blackpool Grand Theatre
Blackpool, Lancashire
Performance Details => Venue archive
13 May 06
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17 Jun 06
Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Performance Details => Venue archive
9 May 06
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13 May 06
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Guildford, Surrey
Performance Details => Venue archive
2 May 06
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6 May 06
The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
Performance Details => Venue archive
25 Apr 06
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29 Apr 06
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool, Merseyside
Performance Details => Venue archive
24 Mar 06
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22 Apr 06
Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse)
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Performance Details => Venue archive

Details

Wars of the Roses archiveFuelled by an explosive plot and undeniable human passion, this gripping trilogy of plays charts one of the bloodiest episodes in Britain's history. Adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VI plays and Richard III, Wars of the Roses charts the struggle for power between the houses of Lancaster and York, symbolised by the red and white roses. Henry VI - Henry, in his first flush of youth and woefully inexperienced, is crowned King of England and France. His uncles and cousins jockey for power whilst Joan of Arc conspires with the powers of evil to drive the English armies out of France. Weak and dominated by an ambitious Queen, Henry's authority is undermined. In the background, ambitious York plots his succession to the throne. Bloodshed is inevitable. Edward IV - France is lost and deep hatred broods between the Houses of York and Lancaster. Henry faces a nightmare rebellion and is rendered powerless. York asserts his claim to the throne and a full scale civil war erupts. Fathers kill sons and sons kill fathers. York is cut down by the Lancastrian army yet the House of York prevails and his brother, Edward, is crowned. In his shadow another brother, Richard, lurks who will kill all to become King. Richard III - Richard longs for the crown. A reign of terror follows. Ruthless to the core, he flatters, bribes, schemes, manipulates and murders his way to power - eliminating every obstacle in his way. Once King, he exterminates all who question his right to the crown. Sick of wars and tyranny, England begins to unite behind young Henry Tudor who defeats Richard at the Battle of Bosworth signalling the start of the mighty Tudor reign.

Cast/Performers

Andrew Whitehead (Henry VI), Richard Standing (Edward IV), Conrad Nelson (Richard III)

Creatives/Company

Company: Northern Broadsides
Director: Barrie Rutter
Design: Jessica Worrall
Music: Conrad Nelson
Lighting: Tim Skelly

Reviews

No UKTW or User reviews available.
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