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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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Henry VI - The Houses of York and Lancaster

Henry VI - The Houses of York and Lancaster

Henry VI - The Houses of York and Lancaster

The saintly Henry VI is undermined by his nobles, especially the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, and by the Kentish rebellion, led by the charismatic Jack Cade, popular champion and savage critic of England’s social inequality.

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.

#HenryVI

4.00pm performance on 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 ticket deal (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

 

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Henry VI part 2 - The Houses of York and Lancaster

Henry VI part 2 - The Houses of York and Lancaster