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King John, playing at the Rose Theatre, Kingston

King John

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Legendary director Trevor Nunn tackles the penultimate play in his mission to direct all of the Bard’s texts in Shakespeare’s epic battle of ascension, King John. Read More >

Legendary director Trevor Nunn tackles the penultimate play in his mission to direct all of the Bard’s texts in Shakespeare’s epic battle of ascension, King John.

One of literature’s best kept secrets, King John features some of the hardest-hitting writing of the immortal figure’s collection, packed with power struggles, political expedience, treachery and deceit.

Following an inheritance dispute between the youngest brother and the nephew of the recently deceased Richard the Lionheart, war is declared between England and France. But with Richard’s illegitimate son, Philip Faulconbridge, also staking a claim to the throne, who will end up at the fore of the English monarchy, and to what lengths will they go to attain such status?

Featuring England’s vilest and weakest King, and the wildly outspoken and corrosive Philip the Bastard, King John is an extraordinarily uncompromising and relevant saga.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/05/2016

Opening Night: 18/05/2016

Closing Night: 5/06/2016

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Ignatius Anthony, Jamie Ballard, Joe Bannister, Burt Caesar, Tom Chapman, Howard Charles, Sebastian Croft, Lisa Dillon, Elisabeth Hopper, Stephen Kennedy, Dominic Mafham, Harry Marcus, Chris Andrew Mellon, Dale Rapley, Miles Richardson, Carmen Rodriguez, David Shelley, Maggie Steed, Jon Tarcy

Creative

Director - Trevor Nunn

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Set Designer - Mark Friend

Sound - Fergus O'Hare

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Corin Buckeridge

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