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Battle of the Bard

Sun May 19 @ 8.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Thirty-seven plays enter, one play leaves.

See the York International Shakespeare Festival out with a bang as York actors champion their favourites for the title of Shakespeare’s Best Play. Will Love’s Labour’s lose? Can Coriolanus with the hearts of the common curs? Will Hamlet’s rivals pop in between the election and his hopes?

Only you, the audience, can decide.

Pay what you like- book in advance, or turn up on the night!

The Dogrose is a new pop-up space for this year’s festival. Especially created to showcase emerging and alternative takes on Shakespeare from York and further afield.

Hidden in the rafters of Thomas Herbert House, the Dogrose will play host to alchemists, fairies and dying kings with events that mix music, comedy and performance to surprise and entertain you.


Sun May 19
8.00 pm - 10.00 pm
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Dogrose Theatre

Dogrose Theatre
14 Pavement
York, YO1 9LB
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