Fri 01 Mar - Sun 03 Mar
Time: 7pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday | 2pm Saturday & Sunday
Running Time: 2 hours 45 mins (including interval)
Venue: Merchant Taylors' Hall
Ticket Information: £15 | Concessions £10 (people on means tested benefits) | Students £5 (school / college / university)
Producer: York Shakespeare Project
Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Ben Prusiner
Set Design: Roxanne Spence
Costume Design: Cat Hudspeth
Composer: Richard Morris
Princess Imogen has been imprisoned by her own father, King Cymbeline. Under house arrest, she must survive a hostile courtship, a scheming Queen, and an attempt on her life. Far away in Rome, her banished husband, Posthumus Leonatus, is surrounded by strangers intent on breaking their love. Meanwhile, armies muster as Britain looks to free itself from the Roman Empire. Can love survive distance, jealousy, and war?
Join us for one of Shakespeare’s final masterpieces, the rarely-performed Cymbeline, King of Britain, presented in period costume with live music and duelling rapiers. In a re-imagining of what Shakespeare’s original company might have looked like on tour, this production will be presented at York’s Merchant Taylors’ Hall, a heritage venue normally closed to the public.