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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre: Richard III

Fri Jun 29 - Sat Sep 1

| £13.75 – £65.95

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Of particular significance to the historic city of York, Shakespeare’s Richard III has contributed influentially to Richard’s reputation as one of the most colourful villains in British history.

Shakespeare portrays Richard as more intelligent and more engaging than any other character in the play – a gleeful and treacherous villain murdering his way mercilessly to the crown before facing his own demons the night before the Battle of Bosworth.

The Duke of Gloucester (the future Richard III) has his eyes firmly fixed on the crown, and will stop at nothing to achieve his aim. He conducts a strikingly audacious love suit – wooing the woman whose husband and father-in- law he has murdered – and one by one eliminates the obstacles that stand between him and the throne. Having arranged to have his two young nephews murdered in the Tower of London, he is finally crowned King.

But his tyranny does not go unopposed. The Earl of Richmond arrives from France to challenge him at Bosworth Field. The night before the battle, the ghosts of all Richard’s victims appear to him in a dream, cursing him and praying for Richmond to be victorious. The following morning Richard is killed, and Richmond assumes the throne, promising a new era of peace for England by uniting the warring Houses of Lancaster and York into the new Tudor dynasty.

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is a pop-up replica Elizabethan theatre built next to Clifford’s Tower. It is set within an Elizabethan village.

 
Schedule of performances

JUNE14:3019:30
MON 25MACBETHROMEO & JULIET
TUE 26ROMEO & JULIETMACBETH
WED 27ROMEO & JULIETMACBETH
THU 28A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMROMEO & JULIET
FRI 29RICHARD IIIA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
SAT 30A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
JULY14:3019:30
SUN 01ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
MON 02MACBETH *(SCH)A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
TUE 03A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM *(SCH)RICHARD III
WED 04ROMEO & JULIET *(SCH)MACBETH
THU 05A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMROMEO & JULIET
FRI O6ROMEO & JULIETMACBETH
SAT 07RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SUN 08MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MON 09ROMEO & JULIET *(SCH)RICHARD III
TUE 10A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM *(SCH)MACBETH
WED 11MACBETH *(SCH)ROMEO & JULIET
THU 12MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
FRI 13RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SAT 14ROMEO & JULIETMACBETH
SUN 15RICHARD IIIA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MON 16A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM *(SCH)MACBETH
TUE 17ROMEO & JULIET *(SCH)A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
WED 18MACBETH *(SCH)ROMEO & JULIET
THU 19ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
FRI 20RICHARD IIIMACBETH
SAT 21A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
SUN 22A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMROMEO & JULIET
MON 23MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
TUE 24ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
WED 25RICHARD IIIA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
THU 26MACBETHROMEO & JULIET
FRI 27A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
SAT 28ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
SUN 29RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
MON 30MACBETHROMEO & JULIET
TUE 31ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
AUGUST14:3019:30
WED 01A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
THU 02MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
FRI 03RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SAT 04A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
SUN 05ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MON O6ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
TUE 07MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
WED 08RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
THU 09A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
FRI 10MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
SAT 11RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SUN 12ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MON 13MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
TUE 14ROMEO & JULIETMACBETH
WED 15A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMRICHARD III
THU 16MACBETHROMEO & JULIET
FRI 17A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
SAT 18ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
SUN 19RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
MON 20MACBETHROMEO & JULIET
TUE 21ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
WED 22A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
THU 23MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
FRI 24RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SAT 25A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
SUN 26ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MON 27ROMEO & JULIETRICHARD III
TUE 28MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
WED 29RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
THU 30A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMMACBETH
FRI 31MACBETHA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
SEPTEMBER14:3019:30
SAT 01RICHARD IIIROMEO & JULIET
SUN 02ROMEO & JULIETA MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM