Wars of the Roses was the third and final part of the Shakespeare's Henry VI trilogy, which played in spring 2022.

"In cruelty will I seek out my fame"

The tussle for the English crown escalates to the battlefield and the families of Lancaster and York drench their brutal conflict in sweat and blood. As power is shunted back and forth, there is deceit, betrayal and murder at every turn. The scene is set for the final chapter as we get our first glimpse of the ambitious and manipulative Duke of Gloucester – soon to become Richard III.

With more battles than any other Shakespeare play, Wars of the Roses is a thrilling climax to Shakespeare’s three-part Henry VI saga of nationhood and power: It played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre alongside Henry VI: Rebellion (Henry VI: Part II).

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Oliver Alvin-Wilson - York
Lucy Benjamin - 2nd Keeper/ Tutor
Richard Cant Lieutenant/ King Lewis
Daniel J Carver - Clifford
Angelina Chudi - Lady Bona
Paola Dionisotti - Exeter
Felixe Forde - Richmond
Minnie Gale - Margaret
Ashley D Gayle - Edward
Conor Glean - Young Clifford
Ben Hall - George Clarence
Arthur Hughes - Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Jack Humphrey - Rivers
Nicholas Karimi - Warwick
Al Maxwell - Vernon
Peter Moreton - Salisbury
Georgia-Mae Myers - French Messenger
Sophia Papadopoulos - Prince Edward
Mark Quartley - Henry VI
Aaron Sidwell - The Son
Yasmin Taheri - Elizabeth
John Tate - Hastings
Ibraheem Toure - Mob Leader/ 2nd Watchman/ Soldier
Emma Tracey - Rutland
Daniel Ward - Buckingham
Benjamin Westerby - Somerset

Creative Team

Director - Owen Horley
Designer - Stephen Brimson Lewis
Costume Designer - Hannah Clark
Lighting - Simon Spencer
Music - Paul Englishby
Sound - Steven Atkinson
Movement - Emily Jane Boyle
Fights - Rachel Bown Willians & Ruth Cooper-Brown
Associate Director - Aaron Parsons
Assistant Directors - Lata Nobes & Roberta Zuric
Season Consultant Director - Gregory Doran