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Thu 19th May  
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Wars of the roses

"In cruelty will I seek out my fame"

The tussle for the English crown escalates to the battlefield and the families of Lancaster and York drench their brutal conflict in sweat and blood. As power is shunted back and forth, there is deceit, betrayal and murder at every turn. The scene is set for the final chapter as we get our first glimpse of the ambitious and manipulative Duke of Gloucester – soon to become Richard III.

With more battles than any other Shakespeare play, Wars of the Roses is a thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s three-part Henry VI saga of nationhood and power: who will emerge victorious? 


Date Time
Thursday 19th May7.15pm
Saturday 21st May1.15pm
Saturday 21st May7.15pm
Tuesday 24th May7.15pm
Thursday 26th May7.15pm
Saturday 28th May7.15pm
Tuesday 31st May7.15pm
Wednesday 1st June7.15pm
Thursday 2nd June1.15pm
Thursday 2nd June7.15pm
Friday 3rd June7.15pm
Saturday 4th June1.15pm
Saturday 4th June7.15pm

Contact information and location

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Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres, Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon,

Tel: 01789 331111
Email: Click here to email Wars of the roses


Contact Information

Tel: 01789 331111

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Henry VI rebellion

Henry VI: Rebellion

Henry VI: Rebellion hurtles through one of the most turbulent periods in English history.

Venue: Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres
Richard III

Richard III

Young Richard of Gloucester uses the chaos of the Wars of the Roses to begin his unscrupulous climb to power. Despite being manifestly unfit to govern, he seizes the crown, as King Richard III. But how does he do it?

Venue: Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres
Alls Well That Ends Well

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Venue: Royal Shakespeare Company & Theatres