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Event Details

Venue: Main House

Date: Wed 26 Jun - Sat 13 Jul

Time: Selected days. 7:30pm with 2pm (Thu) matinee (for timings see below).

Produced by: Shakespeare's Globe at York Theatre Royal

Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Nick Bagnall

Designed by: Ti Green

Music by: Alex Baranowski

Cast: Graham Butler (Henry), Garry Cooper (Duke of Gloucester), Mary Doherty (Queen Margaret), Roger Evans (Duke of Suffolk / Jack Cade), Simon Harrison (Charles the Dauphin / Richard), Joe Jameson (John Talbot / Edmund, Earl of Rutland)

: Brendan O’Hea (Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York / Lewis XI, King of France), Gareth Pierce (Duke of Clarence), Beatriz Romilly (Joan of Arc / Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester / Lady Grey)

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Reviews

Review: Henry VI Shakespeare's Globe - York Press

Mon 01 Jul 2013

Written by Charles Hutchinson

Not since the English Shakespeare Company’s Michael Bogdanov and Michael Pennington took over York Festival for a weekend to present the full War Of The Roses cycle in 1988 has so much history unfolded on a York stage.

Henry VI Shakespeare's Globe - The Stage

Fri 12 Jul 2013

Written by Will Ramsey

Under Bagnall’s direction the trilogy conjures up the heat and clamour of war, alongside the rivalries between the houses of York and Lancaster which are pulling the kingdom apart.

Henry VI Shakespeare's Globe - York Mix

Fri 12 Jul 2013

Written by Lawrence Edmonds

Henry VI trilogy packs in the action

Henry VI Shakespeare's Globe - The Public Reviews

Fri 12 Jul 2013

Written by Ray Taylor

On what is officially the hottest day of the year so far, Globe Theatre’s staging of the whole of the Henry VI trilogy in one day calls for a huge amount of stamina and concentration both for the company and the audience. The results are an unequivocal triumph.

Henry VI Shakespeare's Globe - British Theatre Guide

Fri 12 Jul 2013

Written by Mark Smith

The Globe on Tour opens its journey around the country, presenting all three Henry VI plays in York's Theatre Royal before striking out to outdoor performances at some of the battlefields crucial to the history, and then to the company's London home itself.

Henry VI - Harry the Sixth

Henry VI - Harry the Sixth

Henry VI - Harry the Sixth

Following the death of Henry V, celebrated for having united England and subjugated France, divisions appear at the highest levels – first between those around the infant Henry VI, later between the two great factions in English politics: the houses of Lancaster and York. Only the young Lord Talbot, locked in combat with the bewitching and enigmatic Joan of Arc, seems capable of redeeming a divided and dishonoured kingdom.

Henry VI Trilogy

This is a fantastic opportunity to see Shakespeare’s Globe opening a new version of the first part of The Wars of the Roses here in York before they take the production to London.

The plays which make up Shakespeare’s Henry VI create a world without ideology; a savage time, when the heroes are not kings, but formidable women, such as Joan of Arc, or rebels, such as Jack Cade.

Bold characterisation, black comedy, rhetorical power and, in the personality of Henry VI, touching pathos combine in Shakespeare’s powerful rendering of a country racked by civil war.

We will conclude The Wars of the Roses with a production of Richard III produced by York Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse in our Autumn Season.

Shakespeare almost certainly did not set out to write a trilogy, so each play can be enjoyed without knowledge of the others.

Find out more on the Shakespeare's Globe website.

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12.30pm performance on Saturday 13th July will be Audio Described, with a Touch Tour of the stage at 11am.

See all three plays in their original setting - Towton battlefield performance

There will be a special performance of all three plays in Towton, close to the location of the final battle of the Wars of the Roses. Find out more here.

 

See all three plays (on same day or different days):

 

Adult

Under 18s

Concs

Family

New Stalls/Dress

£51

£30

£45

£147

Family Ticket = 2 adults + 2 u18s

 

Performance Schedule:

 

Matinee (2pm)

Evening (7:30pm)

Wed 26 June

 

Harry the Sixth

Thu 27

Harry the Sixth

The Houses of York and Lancaster

Fri 28

 

The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

Sat 29 *

Harry the Sixth / The Houses of York and Lancaster / The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

 

 

Wed 3 July

 

The Houses of York and Lancaster

Thu 4

The Houses of York and Lancaster

The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

Fri 5

 

Harry the Sixth

Sat 6 *

Harry the Sixth / The Houses of York and Lancaster / The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

 

 

Wed 10

 

The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

Thu 11

The True Tragedy of the Duke of York

Harry the Sixth

Fri 12

 

The Houses of York and Lancaster

Sat 13 *

Harry the Sixth / The Houses of York and Lancaster / The True Tragedy of the Duke of York (All Audio Described)

* On Saturdays all three Henry VI plays will be performed in one day at 12.30pm, 4pm & 7.30pm

Related News

Running Times for Henry VI

Fri 28 Jun 2013

On Saturday's we are showing all three parts of Henry VI back to Back.

 

 

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Multimedia

Henry VI Part 1 - Production shots

Henry VI Part 1 - Production shots

Henry VI Rehearsals

Henry VI Rehearsals