Don Carlos Tickets

Rose Theatre Kingston 24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL
Important Info
Child Policy

Recommended 14+.
Performance Timings
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday 14:30 19:30
Friday - 20:00
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Show Info

Book Don Carlos Tickets

A Rose Theatre Kingston, Exeter Northcott and Nuffield Southampton Theatres co-production in association with ARA
By Friedrich Schiller | Translated by Robert David MacDonald | Directed by Gadi Roll
We are delighted to announce a major new revival of Friedrich Schiller’s romantic drama Don Carlos, starring Tom Burke, as part of the Rose’s 10th anniversary season.

‘Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love’

A magnificent tale of passion and power set against the chilling backdrop of the bloody and ruthless Spanish Inquisition.

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.

Director Gadi Roll brings his trademark dynamic imagery and haunting sound-scapes to Schiller’s masterpiece.

Cast include celebrated actor Tom Burke (The Musketeers, War & Peace, Strike, BBC) playing Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa; Samuel Valentine (The Stepmother, Romeo & Juliet) in the role of Don Carlos; Darrell D'Silva (Hedda Gabler, Old Vic; Informer, BBC) in the role of the tyrannical King Philip II; and Kelly Gough (Game of Thrones, A Street Car Named Desire) who plays Elizabeth.


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.

Child Policy

Recommended 14+.

Important information

Booking Until
Sat, 17 November 2018

Don Carlos Cast


Tom Burke
Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa

Alexandra Dowling  
Princess of Eboli

Darrell D Silva  
Philip II

Kelly Gough  

Jason Morell 

Vinta Morgan  

Samuel Valentine 
Don Carlos

Stephen Ventura 

Flip Webster 

Alexander Allin  

Dan Ball 

Guy Dennys 

Euan Shanahan  

Creative Team

Friedrich Schiller

Gadi Roll

Robert David MacDonald

Set & Costume Designer
Rosanna Vize

Lighting Designer
Jonathan Samuels

Casting Director
Annelie Powell

Don Carlos Critics & Reviews

'Richly rewarding. A cracking performance by Tom Burke, who has terrific stage presence'
Daily Mail

'A gutsy interpretation of Don Carlos... a daring piece of visual dramaturgy'
The Stage

'Offers audiences plenty to think about. The theme of freedom is a powerful one'
Venue Info

Rose Theatre Kingston

24-26 High Street, Kingston, London, KT1 1HL


Rose Theatre Kingston

Address: 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, UK
Capacity: 899
Opened: January 16, 2008

Founded by Sir Peter Hall, and modelled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London’s Bankside, Rose Theatre Kingston is the largest producing theatre in South West London.

Since opening in 2008, the Rose has collaborated with a range of directors, playwrights and producing partners to create vibrant, engaging and inspiring productions. Recent works include: Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Simon Dormandy, starring Mel Giedroyc and John Hopkins; the first stage adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend, directed by Melly Still, starring Niamh Cusack and Catherine McCormack; Zach Helm’s Good Canary, directed by John Malkovich, John Barton and Peter Hall’s Shakespeare adaptation The Wars of the Roses directed by Trevor Nunn. Upcoming productions include world première of Nick Dear’s double bill Hogarth’s Progress and a major revival of Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos starring Tom Burke.

With over 150,000 visitors a year, the Rose enjoys artistic and critical acclaim from its own productions and co-productions as well as from hosting the work of renowned theatre companies including Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, English Touring Theatre, Peter Brook, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Propeller and West Yorkshire Playhouse. With an auditorium that lends itself to both intimate and epic scale productions, the Rose has established itself as one of the most exciting theatres in the UK.


Rose Theatre Kingston is a fully accessible and inclusive organisation; we welcome all members of the community.

I've loved working at the Rose in three productions now, and I've been particularly impressed by their excellent efforts at ensuring no one is excluded from enjoying all this beautiful theatre has to offer.' Jane Asher, President National Autistic Society; Arthritis Care; Parkinson's UK.

The Rose has:

* 10 wheelchair spaces in the auditorium (stalls and circle). If you have any specific seating requirements, require a wheelchair space please contact our Box Office
* Accessible toilets on every floor with baby change facilities available in both the male and female toilets on the ground floor
* Level access into the building and The Rose Café
* An infrared hearing system in the auditorium with two types of Sennheiser receivers. Stethoset headsets can be used without hearing aids and personal neck loops can be used by those with hearing aids set to the T switch. There are areas of the auditorium with better reception than others and so we advise discussing this with Box Office at the time of booking. All headsets are available to hire from the cloakroom with a returnable £5 deposit.
* Lift access to all floors
* Low counters at the Box Office
* Automatic doors to gain entrance into the building.

Blue Badge parking is available in the High Street and the Rose Car Park. The nearest parking is the Rose Car Park which is open until midnight, the entrance to which is on East Lane (KT1 2NN).

Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a guide dog, so that we can arrange a water bowl and dog-sitter during the performance if required.

The Rose has achieved the first level Bronze Award of the ‘Access is Everything’ scheme for commitment to access within the venue, and we will be working towards the silver and gold levels.

Across our season of productions, we offer a wide range of accessible performances to ensure an enjoyable experience for all customers including Audio Described and Sign Language Interpreted Performances. Additionally, we often offer Touch Tours of the set preceding the performances for Visually Impaired customers. Please see below for an up-to-date list.

On selected productions, we offer Relaxed Performances – open to everyone and specifically adapted for people with learning disabilities and other sensory and communication needs.

By Train

Kingston Station: South West Trains, 28mins from Waterloo, then 10mins stroll through Kingston town centre to the theatre (directions available from

Surbiton Station: South West Trains, 16mins from Waterloo, then 10mins bus ride (465, 281, 71, K2, K3 from outside Waitrose, bus stop NC) or a short taxi ride to the theatre. Our area is serviced by hybrid car company Green Tomato Cars, who aim to reduce their environmental impact.

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By Bus

The following routes serve the town centre: K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, X26, 57, 65, 71, 85, 111, 131, 213, 216, 281, 285, 371, 406, 411, 418, 465, 481. For detailed bus information for Kingston visit TFL Buses or Kingston Bus Route Map.

Please note travel information is subject to change. Please check with the service provider before you travel.

By Foot

We are opposite the Guildhall and the Police Station, a one-minute walk from Kingston's Marketplace. For the best walking directions, visit

By Car

The nearest parking is the Rose Car Park, the entrance to which is on East Lane (KT1 2NN). As the Rose is a new building and not yet recognised by older Satnav systems, those not wishing to park should using the following postcode: KT1 1LB (Kingston Police Station).

If you park after 5.30pm and attend an evening performance, we can offer a reduced parking fee of £2. Please present your entry ticket at the Box Office before 7pm. We will charge the discounted fee and issue an exit ticket. Car park tickets presented to Rose Theatre staff after this time may not be accepted and full car park fees will be applicable.

Please note: the reduced parking offer is only valid on shows where tickets have been sold through the Rose Theatre Box Office.


Don Carlos Photo Gallery