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About The Wars of the Roses
THE WARS OF THE ROSES
Directed by Trevor Nunn
Adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VI Parts I, II, III and Richard III by John Barton
in collaboration with Peter Hall
‘One of the mightiest stage projects of our time, a production to remember all our lives’
Daily Mail on the original ground-breaking RSC production
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.
See all three plays in a day, see the three plays over three days, but don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare at his very best.