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James Shirley’s Hyde Park

  • Saturday 11 June 2016, 7.30PM to 10:00pm
  • Tickets: £15 (£12 concession, £7.50 student)
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  • Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

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A hundred suitors cannot be half the trouble of a husband!

It’s festival time in Hyde Park - a place for amorous intrigue, unexpected encounters, and transformations of fortune.  Three women, setting their own rules, make life-defining choices - and teach the men who pursue them a lesson in the process.  Is razor-sharp wit a true defence against love? 

This production transports James Shirley’s brilliantly funny 1532 comedy to vibrant modern London, where, during one momentous day in Hyde Park, the characters’ lives will change forever.

Shirley writes with dazzling comic originality about the war between the sexes, in a play where Hollywood screwball comedy meets Much Ado About Nothing. We promise you a ringside seat, as three pairs of would-be lovers use every weapon in their armoury to achieve their desire. Join us, and see which of them emerges victorious.

This event is supported by the Sylvia and Colin Shepherd Charitable Trust. 

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