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VenueRose Theatre Kingston
From16th September 2015
To31st October 2015
What is currently on at Rose Theatre Kingston (V051452426)

The Wars of The Roses

The Wars of The RosesT0561956256
Shakespeare'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.

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News: The War of the Roses
24Jun15: Adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VI Parts I, II, III and Richard III by John Barton in collaboration with Peter Hall


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

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