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Don Carlos

23 October, 2018 - 03 November, 2018

‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love.’ Starring Tom Burke from BBC's Strike, War and Peace and The Musketeers as Marquis of Posa At NST City. ★★★★ The Daily Mail ★★★★★ One Minute Theatre Reviews

  • 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 at NST City

Casting by Annelie Powell CDG

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

Running time: 3hrs 10mins (incl. 20 min interval)

Age recommendation: 14yrs+

Post show Q+A: Thurs 25 October

Stage Insight: Thurs 1 November 5.00pm

Acces Performance: Audio Described - 3 November 2.30pm 


Education Pack 

"A magnificent tale of passion and power set against the chilling backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition."

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.

The heartbroken Carlos 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 just two years before the French Revolution, Schiller’s Don Carlos is a man caught at the intersection of passion and politics: smitten with his stepmother and seduced by Posa’s dangerous vision of freedom.

Director Gadi Roll (The House of Bernarda Alba, Don Juan Comes Back From The War) brings his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting soundscapes to Schiller’s masterpiece. 

Full of Shakespearean echoes, this is a  story of loyalty, love and friendship, and the abuses of power and statesmanship.  Don Carlos is as resonant today as ever.


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



"Burke’s performance keeps faith brilliantly with Schiller’s sinuous, thoughtful language"

The Daily Mail



One Minute Theatre Reviews


“Excellently executed” 


“Totally gripped” 


"An exquisite piece of theatre…prepare to be enthralled” 


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Friedrich Schiller


Robert David MacDonald


Gadi Roll


Rosanna Vize


Jonathan Samuels

Lighting Designer

Annelie Powell

Casting Director

Nicola Holter

Costume Supervision

Simon Sturgess

Production Manager

Will Tippet

Production LX

Jamie Ransom

Sound Engineer

Mel Moran

Company Stage Manager

Jordan Lever

Deputy Stage Manager

Dan Dodds

Assistant Stage Manager


Alexander  Allin

Alexander Allin


Dan  Ball

Dan Ball


Tom Burke

Tom Burke


Guy Dennys

Guy Dennys


Alexandra  Dowling

Alexandra Dowling


Darrell D’Silva

Darrell D’Silva


Kelly Gough

Kelly Gough


Jason  Morell

Jason Morell


Vinta  Morgan

Vinta Morgan

Duke of Alba

Euan  Shanahan

Euan Shanahan


Samuel  Valentine

Samuel Valentine

Don Carlos

Stephen  Ventura

Stephen Ventura

Count Lerma

Flip  Webster

Flip Webster

Duchess of Olivarez

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