Dublin Theatre Festival

The Watermill Theatre
United Kingdom

Rose Rage

Adapted from Shakespeare's Henry VI plays by Edward Halland Roger Warren

Venue OReilly Theatre, Belvedere

Directed by Edward Hall
Designed by Michael Pavelka
Lighting design by Ben Ormerod
Music arranged & and devised by Tony Bell, Dugald Bruce Lockhart and Vincent Leigh
Cast Christian Myles, Emilio Doorgasingh, Guy Williams, Jonathan McGuinness, Jules Werner, Matthew Flynn, Richard Clothier, Robert Hands, Simon Scardifield, Tim Treloar, Vincent Leigh

Proudly supported by

The British Council
'Rose Rage' Proudly supported by<br><br>Stena Line

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Rose Rage

A brilliant and dynamic all male company explodes onto the stage, condensing Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy into two parts, which can be seen either individually or as a double bill.

Rose Rage presents a visually mesmerising world of elegance and violence in its telling of one of the most familiar, bloody and romantic stories in English history, the War of the Roses.

Edward Hall, who both directed and adapted the production has directed extensively for the RSC and won the prestigious National Barclay's Theatre Award. He is being hailed as one of the great young directors of British Theatre.

Part One:Leaving only an infant son as his heir, the legendary King Henry V is barely cold in his grave before the English nobility are squabbling over power and control.

Keen to claim the English crown as his own, Richard of York sets the people's hero Jack Cade to raising a rebellion and the country is thrown into turmoil. At the battle of St. Albans two mighty forces meet and begin a desperate contest for the throne.

Part Two: A defeated King Henry VI agrees that after his death the Crown shall pass to York and not to his own son. Henry's wife, Queen Margaret, raises an army to protect her son's claim.

"Rose Rage has a thrilling sense of ensemble. It's pacy, gripping, imaginative and chilling"
Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

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