York is set to host Europe’s first ever pop-up Shakespearean Theatre.
The Shakespeare Rose Theatre was given the go-ahead by the City of York Council. A unique summer of Shakespeare has been promised for the historic city next year.
Four of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays, across the genres, will be performed in repertory by two companies of actors during the 10-week season in Summer 2018:
- A tragedy – Macbeth
- A comedy – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- A tragic love story – Romeo and Juliet
- A history – Richard III
Inspired by the famous London Rose Playhouse, which was built 12 years prior to The Globe, the Shakespeare Rose will feature the historic 13-sided design of a 16th Century Shakespearean theatre.
The season will begin on Monday 25 June and run through until 2 September 2018.
Tickets for four of Shakespeare’s greatest works go on sale today through York Theatre Royal.