Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Festival is proud to present an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts I, II & III, Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses.

[Henry VI (Josue Laboucane) in HENRY VI: The Wars of the Roses. Photo by David Cooper.]

This new production will launch the current season programming into the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Studio Stage tent.

After King Henry V’s sudden death, England is shattered by a vicious struggle between the rival houses of York and Lancaster, represented by the white and the red rose. Naïve and godly, King Henry VI struggles to pacify a nation in turmoil as rabble-rousers and ambitious relatives take turns trying to overthrow the ineffectual King. In this original Bard adaptation, Director Christopher Weddell distills the trilogy into a single thrilling narrative filled with dirty politics, illicit romance, family violence – and witchcraft.

Duke of York and Henry VI photo
[Duke of York (Scott Bellis) and Henry VI (Josue Laboucane) in HENRY VI: The Wars of the Roses. Photo by David Cooper.]

Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses
Venue: Bard on the Beach, Vanier Park
Performances: Tuesdays through Sundays, June 30 through September 21
Preview nights: June 30, July 1, 2, 3, and 5. Opening night: July 6

Tickets are $40 (evenings) and $21 to $33 (previews & matinees), with a new $30 Youth Rate (25 years and under) for evening performances only. All prices include reserved seating and HST.

Order on-site, by phone at 604.739.0559 or online.

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