Sunday, 19 May
Sun 19 May
York International Shakespeare Festival
Experience Shakespeare’s moving prison speech from Richard II, filmed at the historic site of the king’s death at Pontefract Castle.
Performed by Mark Burghagen (English National Ballet; Opera North) and directed by Yvonne Morley (RSC), it features music written by Renaissance composer John Dowland and performed by John Potter and lutenist Jacob Heringman.
Tickets available on the door 30 minutes before the performance.
A Q&A will take place following the film, chaired by Rosemary Alexander-Jones, University of York
Sir Thomas Herbert House, 14 Pavement, York, YO1 9UP
The Dogrose is a new pop-up space for this year’s festival. Nestled in the attic above the York Gin shop, the Dogrose showcases emerging and alternative takes on Shakespeare from York and further afield. Hidden in the rafters of Thomas Herbert House, the Dogrose will play host to alchemists, fairies and dying kings, with events that mix music, comedy and performance to surprise and entertain you.