Wed 02 May - Sat 05 May
Time: 7pm, Saturday matinee 2pm
Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)
Venue: De Grey Rooms
Ticket Information: £14 | Concessions £10 | U18s £5
Age Recommendations: 12+
Producer: York Shakespeare Project
Writer: William Shakespeare & John Fletcher
Directed by: Tom Straszewski
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that two prisoners of war in possession of each other must not be in want of a wife...
Or so Palamon and Arcite thought.
Join us in Regency England in the bloody aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, as rustics, soldiers, lovers and tyrants descend on the May-day festivities, intent on revelry and dancing. As the country prepares to celebrate the peace, love is in the air – desperate love, unrequited love, dangerous love.
“I love him, beyond love, and beyond reason, Or wit, or safety: I have made him know it.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a rarely performed work, set in the beautiful surrounds of York’s De Grey Ballroom.
Praise for York Shakespeare Project
“... Moving, political, potent... York Play of the Year.” (on Henry V) - York Press
“The powerful ensemble is a force to be reckoned with.” (on King Lear) - One & Other Magazine
“Just go and see it!” (on Twelfth Night) - Arts York