• Cymbeline

Event Details

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)

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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.