Date: 29 October 2015
On Thursday 22nd October Shakespeare students in the Department of English & Creative Writing undertook an epic 24 hour-long trip to see Trevor Nunn’s adaptation of The Wars of the Roses at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. Setting off by coach at 4 am from Lancaster, they saw 3 shows in one day and arrived back in Lancaster at 4am on Friday 23rd.
Actor Alex Waldman, who played the Lancastrian king Henry VI, gave a personal thanks to the group on behalf of the theatre company for their intrepid expedition to see the plays. In spite of the stamina needed, students claimed ‘I had a wonderful time’ (Valerie Nigg) and ‘It was fantastic’ (Katrina Campbell).
Professor Alison Findlay, who organised the trip, said she thought it was vital to see live theatre productions and adaptations of Shakespeare when re-evaluating the texts over 400 years after they were written.
Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing