Exeter Northcott announces full casting for major revival of ‘Don Carlos’

Artistic and Executive Director of Exeter Northcott TheatreDaniel Buckroyd, has today announced full casting for the major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s great tragedy, Don Carlos, translated by Robert David MacDonald and directed by Gadi Roll.

Produced by former Northcott Executive and Artistic Director Paul Jepson, and presented in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) and Rose Theatre KingstonDon Carlos will run at Exeter Northcott Theatre from 11 to 20 October 2018, followed by dates in Southampton and Kingston.

The full cast 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.

Don Carlos will form the centrepiece of the Exeter Northcott’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Don Carlos is a magnificent tale of passion and power set against the chilling backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition.

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 just two years before the French Revolution, Schiller’s Don Carlos is a man caught at the intersection of passion and politics: smitten by his stepmother and seduced by Posa’s dangerous vision of freedom. The chilling work is full of Shakespearean echoes and its themes of justice and equality; freedom of expression and conscience; religious bigotry and state persecution are as relevant today as ever.

Daniel Buckroyd said:

“It is very exciting that the next outing in the Northcott’s role as a producer of high-quality theatre comes in the form of this fantastic co-production with Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston. We are also delighted that it will be playing to audiences around the UK, flying the flag for the theatre and the city.’’

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