Although many of us have visited the glorious Rose Theatre in Kingston before, this was our first official theatrebloggers outing to this lovely theatre on thebanks of the Thames. We braved train strikes and bad weather but it was worth it to see one of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays ‘King John‘ directed by Trevor Nunn.
When Richard the Lionheart dies, his youngest brother John gleefully takes his place despite claims from the French that the throne should go to his nephew, Prince Arthur. As war is declared between England and France an inheritance dispute is brought before the King by Richard’s illegitimate son, Philip Faulconbridge. Who will end up on the throne of England… and what will it take to get that crown?
So once our bloggers had stopped pretending they were royalty did they enjoy the play?
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