Don Carlos

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£15.00 - £32.50
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Exeter Northcott Theatre - Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QB

11th - 20th October 2018 at 19:30

by Friedrich Schiller
Translated by Robert Davis MacDonald
Director Gadi Roll
With Tom Burke as Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa

We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos starring Tom Burke as the Marquis de Posa. This great Romantic drama forms part of our 50th anniversary season.
 
‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love’
 
Don Carlos faces the most profound of dilemmas. In a cruel twist of fate, his former fiancé and the love of his life, Elizabeth, has recently become his stepmother. His father and usurper is the tyrannical Philip II.
 
Abandoned by both man and decree, Don Carlos must fend for himself. But one man, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, has never forgotten the childhood act of sacrifice that the Prince made on his behalf. Dreaming of freedom for his people, Rodrigo becomes an unlikely power broker in the King’s duplicitous court.
 
A double edge story of loyalty, love and friendship, and the abuses of power and statesmanship, Don Carlos is as resonant today as it was at the time.
 
Israeli theatre director Gadi Roll brings his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting soundscapes to Schiller’s masterpiece.
 
Gadi on Don Carlos: ‘This is a play for our times.  It mercilessly and sensationally depicts an extreme world of state power and corruption, but at its heart are some of the greatest heroes ever written.’
 
Photo of Tom Burke: Paul Black Images