Wars of the Roses

A summer of Shakespearean history with The Elysium Theatre Company

Wars of the Roses
Shakespeare's eight history plays performed by The Elysium Theatre Company

Get set for a whirlwind journey through history this summer courtesy of Shakespeare and The Elysium Theatre Company.

The troupe will begin the summer of Shakespearean history with a short collage performance of their contribution of the RSC Open Stages project Wars of the Roses, which stages all eight Shakespeare’s medieval history plays, at the opening event of the University of Exeter Forum.

The collage at the college university takes place (weather permitting) in The Piazza, University of Exeter Campus, on May 2 at 11.30am. It’s open to the public and free.

It will be followed by a string of summer performances, which culminate in a two-day extravaganza at Buckland Abbey.

Other performances coming up …
Saturday, June 16: Henry V, at Poltimore House, 7pm
Wednesday, June 20: RSC Showcase at Hall for Cornwall, Truro (TBC)
Friday, June 22: 1 Henry IV at  Piazza, University Campus at 1.30pm
Saturday, June 23: Richard III (11am); 2 Henry IV (3pm) Piazza, University Campus
Tuesday, June 26: St Jamesʼ School (TBC)
Sunday, July 1: The Dell Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon (TBC)
Saturday and Sunday August 11-12: The National Trust’s Buckland Abbey. Day One: The Rise of the House of Lancaster Richard II – Henry V . Day Two: The Wars of the Roses 1 Henry VI – Richard III. Sections performed at intervals throughout the day, Living History activities throughout (by re-enactors) |10.30am -5.30pm