Award-winning pop-up Shakespearean Theatre returns

Summer 2019 season is now over

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THE PRODUCTIONS

In York, the new repertoire of plays for 2019 will be Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. Down South, the Blenheim Palace companies will be reviving the productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth as experienced in York last year and creating exciting new productions of Romeo & Juliet and Richard III.

With eight creatively diverse plays, this year’s performances can promise a thrilling and intimate theatrical experience.

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    “It’s one of the funniest stage shows I’ve seen all year, in one of the greatest settings. It feels like this is now an annual event, and if so, I’ll happily be back next summer.”

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    Twelfth Night - ON Magazine
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    “First class production which fizzes with energy”

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    The Tempest - Yorkshire Post
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    “Well-cast and capably directed by Juliet Forster, Romeo and Juliet… turns out to be amply satisfying.”

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    Romeo & Juliet - Daily Telegraph
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    “We’ve all heard it said that Shakespeare can be dry and stuffy. In the magical setting of Blenheim Palace Gardens, this was the absolute opposite.”

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream - OX Magazine
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    “The Tempest wows with some stunning visuals and a handful of masterful performances.” “The setting makes it a theatre experience like few others in a city brimming with theatrical history.”

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    Twelfth Night - Broadway World
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    “An attractive production”

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    Romeo & Juliet - The Sunday Times
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    “There are many different ways to approach The Tempest, but Philip Franks' vibrant production, mischievous, magical and often very funny, feels just right for this theatre.”

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    Twelfth Night - WhatsOnStage
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    “Hamlet will move you, amuse you, thrill you. To put it in black and white, do see the best Prince show this summer.”

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    Hamlet - York Press
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    “The production team behind Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre manage to bring fresh mischief and flair to the most quoted and studied play ever written.”

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    Hamlet - Arts York

YORK PLAYS

BLENHEIM PALACE PLAYS

Also in York:
A brand-new show for ages 4+ and their grown-ups about the childhood of William Shakespeare.

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