Friedrich Schiller’s romantic historical drama Don Carlos, starring Strike actor Tom Burke as the Marquis of Posa, opens at Rose Theatre Kingston this November, as part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season.
Visionary director Gadi Roll is set to bring his trademark 'dynamic imagery and haunting sound-scapes' to Schiller’s magnificent tale of intrigue and incest, passion and politics set in a sixteenth-century Spanish Court.
Don Carlos, heir to the tyrannical King Philip of Spain, is in love with his stepmother Elizabeth de Vallois. Don Carlos' childhood friend the Marquis de Posa pledges to help Carlos in his quest for love if the prince in turn will help him secure the civic freedom of the people of Flanders. Combat, betrayal, incest, treason and power struggles in a duplicitous court ensue.
Written in Hamburg just two years before the chilling and bloody French revolution, Schiller's masterpiece explores themes of justice and equality, freedom of speech, religious bigotry and state persecution, which are as relevant today as ever.
For this production, Samuel Valentine (The Stepmother, Romeo & Juliet) takes up the role of Don Carlos; Darrell D'Silva (Hedda Gabler, Old Vic; Informer, BBC) plays the tyrannical King Philip II; and Kelly Gough (Game of Thrones, A Street Car Named Desire) is in the role of long-suffering Elizabeth.
In addition to the evening performances, there are matinee performances on the 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th November at 14:30-17:00.
|Don Carlos, Rose Theatre Kingston
|Rose Theatre, 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1HL | MAP
06 Nov 18 – 17 Nov 18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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