★★★★★ 'Exhilarating, courageous, essential' The Telegraph
★★★★★ 'A shining demonstration of British theatre…truly remarkable. An emotional rollercoaster' London theatre 1
★★★★ 'Thrilling…pulsating drama' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Engrossing…warmly recommended' The Independent
★★★★ 'Strongly acted… a live box-set-watching experience' The Financial Times
★★★★ 'Terrific performances…a welcome revival' The Arts Desk
★★★★ 'Rewarding…superb performances' The Reviews Hub
A unique, mesmerising experience. Don’t miss it. The acting is sensational' Broadway World
'I left the theatre feeling shell-shocked and slightly stunned… there would never be a production quite as brilliant or memorable as this one' The Kingston Magazine
A spectacular theatrical event not seen since it was first produced at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963 by Peter Hall & John Barton, The Wars of the Roses is a trilogy of plays about one of the most tumultuous and intriguing periods of British history - the 15th century conflict between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the throne of England.
Beginning in 1422 with Henry VI when an infant king takes Englands' crown against the counterclaims of the most powerful baronial families in the country, through to the intense turmoil of a nation embroiled in civil war in Edward IV and finally the emergence of a crookbacked political tryant in Richard III. See all three plays in a day, see the three plays over three days, but don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see Shakespeare at his very best.
Presented by Rose Theatre Kingston in association with Kingston University and DNB Financial Services.