Don Carlos

‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.’

23 October, 2018 - 03 November, 2018

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • audio description
  • assistance dogs

A Nuffield Southampton theatres, Exeter Northcott and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

Don Carlos

Tuesday 23rd October - Saturday 3rd November 

Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

Staring Tom Burke from BBC's Strike, War and Peace and The Musketeers as Marquis of Posa.

Post show Q & A: 25 October

Stage Insight: 1 November 5.00pm

Audio Described: 3 November 2.30pm 

‘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 edged 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.

Starring Tom Burke (Strike, War and Peace and The Musketeers) as Marquis of Posa. 


Friedrich Schiller


Robert David MacDonald


Gadi Roll



Tom Burke

Tom Burke

Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa