Wed 15 Nov
We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos with Tom Burke leading the company as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. Gadi Roll’s production is presented in a co-production with Exeter Northcott and Nuffield Southampton Theatres and forms part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season alongside Much Ado About Nothing with Mel Giedroyc. Don Carlos runs at the Rose from Tue 6 - Sat 17 Nov 2018.
Don Carlos, son and heir to the tyrannical Philip II, is desperately in love with his stepmother, Elizabeth, to whom he was once betrothed. To resolve his all-consuming passion, Carlos enlists the help of his closest friend. Enter Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, who dreams of freedom for his people and becomes an unlikely power broker in the King’s duplicitous court.
Written just two years before the French Revolution, Schiller’s Don Carlos engages with themes of justice, equality, freedom of expression and conscience, religious bigotry and state persecution and is as relevant today as ever.
Friedrich Schiller’s (1759 – 1805) principal works for the stage include The Robbers, Intrigue and Love, The Wallenstein Trilogy, Mary Stuart and William Tell.
Renowned actor Tom Burke plays Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa. As well as starring in BBC's The Musketeers, his theatre work includes: The Deep Blue Sea, The Doctor’s Dilemma (National Theatre); Reasons to be Happy (Hampstead Theatre); Reasons to be Pretty, Macbeth (Almeida Theatre); Design for Living (The Old Vic); for the Donmar Warehouse, Creditors (also New York, winner of the Ian Charleson Award) and The Cut; and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe).
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