About Don Carlos
Tom Burke (BBC’s The Musketeers, War & Peace and Strike) stars in Friedrich Schiller’s chilling tale of passion and power, set against the backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition.
Don Carlos is torn apart when his tyrannical father King Philip II of Spain seals a peace deal by marrying French noble Elizabeth de Valois, the love of Carlos’ life. The heartbroken heir turns for help to his closest friend, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, a champion of the oppressed, who questions the monarch’s iron rule and becomes an unlikely power broker in the duplicitous court.
A chilling work full of Shakespearean echoes, its themes of justice and equality are as relevant today as ever and director Gadi Roll brings to it his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting soundscapes.
A Rose Theatre Kingston, Exeter Northcott and Nuffield Southampton Theatres co-production in association with ARA.