Event The War of the Roses
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Venue His Majesty's Theatre, Perth, WA
Umbrella Event Perth International Arts Festival
First Date 27 February 2009
Last Date 12 March 2009
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Often described as the greatest theatrical cycle ever written in English, Shakespeare’s epic history plays thread their dramatic course through centuries rife with warfare, corruption, murder and conspiracy. The eight plays are condensed into two extended productions beginning with Richard II, through Henry IV, V and VI, and ending with Richard III. The play is performed in two parts over two nights, or a marathon performance running through an afternoon and an evening.
Description Source Programme
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Historical
Name Function Notes
Cate Blanchett Actor
Brandon Burke Actor
Peter Carroll Actor
Marta Dusseldorp Actor
Eden Falk Actor
John Gaden Actor
Steve Le Marquand Actor
Ewen Leslie Actor
Hayley McElhinney Actor
Amber McMahon Actor
Robert Menzies Actor
Luke Mullins Actor
Pamela Rabe Actor
Emily Russell Actor
Benedict Andrews Adaptor
Tom Wright Adaptor
Max Lyandvert Composer
Alice Babidge Costume Designer
Benedict Andrews Director
Nick Schlieper Lighting Designer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Robert Cousins Set Designer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web Sydney Festival 2009 Online Guide
Event Identifier 117116