Production images have been released for Gadi Roll’s revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos, touring the UK now.
Don Carlos is torn apart when his tyrannical father King Philip II 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.
Written two years before the French Revolution and set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, Don Carlos is a tale of passion and power. It has been translated for this production by Robert David MacDonald.
Cast for the production includes: Tom Burke (Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa), Alexandra Dowling (Eboli), Darrell D’Silva (Philip), Kelly Gough (Elizabeth), Jason Morell (Domingo), Vinta Morgan (Alba), Samuel Valentine (Don Carlos), Stephen Ventura (Lerma) Flip Webster (Duchess), with Alexander Allin, Dan Ball, Guy Dennys and Euan Shanahan completing the company’s ensemble.
Directed by Gadi Roll, the production features set and costume design by Rosanna Vize and lighting design by Jonathan Samuels.
Don Carlos will play at the Northcott Theatre (11th – 20th October) and NST City (23rd October-3rd November) before visiting the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 6th to the 17th November. For more information visit: https://www.rosetheatrekingston.org/whats-on/don-carlos