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York Festival of Ideas
This is a fantastic opportunity to see Shakespeare’s Globe opening a new version of the first part of The Wars of the Roses here in York before they take the production to London.
The plays which make up Shakespeare’s Henry VI create a world without ideology; a savage time, when the heroes are not kings, but formidable women, such as Joan of Arc, or rebels, such as Jack Cade.
Bold characterisation, black comedy, rhetorical power and, in the personality of Henry VI, touching pathos combine in Shakespeare’s powerful rendering of a country racked by civil war.
|Matinee (2pm)||Evening (7.30pm)|
|Wed 26 June||Harry the Sixth|
|Thu 27||Harry the Sixth||The Houses of York and Lancaster|
|Fri 28||The True Tragedy of the Duke of York|
|Sat 29*||Harry the Sixth/The Houses of York and Lancaster/The True Tragedy of the Duke of York
*On Saturdays all three Henry VI plays will be performed in one day at 12.30pm, 4pm and 7.30pm.
Tickets: £8 to £20 (u18s, concessions, family tickets and multi-show offers available). Plus £1 Booking Fee
For full details on the plays and other ticketing options, please visit York Theatre Royal’s website.
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