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Don Carlos

Sunday 2 September 2007 20:30-22:40 (Radio 3)

By Friedrich Schiller.

The acclaimed Sheffield Theatre's production of Schiller's play, starring Derek Jacobi in a new translation by Mike Poulton.

King Philip II of Spain holds on to power through the terror of the Inquisition and his spies at Court. His son Don Carlos seeks his father's trust, yet hides his feelings for his father's wife, Elizabeth of France, to whom he was betrothed before Philip married her. The Court watches and listens.

Duration:

2 hours 10 minutes

Playlist:

King Philip II ...... Derek Jacobi
Don Carlos ...... Richard Coyle
Queen Elizabeth ...... Claire Price
Rodrigo Marquis of Posa ...... Elliot Cowan
Duke of Alba ...... Ian Hogg
Domingo ...... Michael Hadley
Princess Eboli ...... Charlotte Randle
Count Lerma ...... Roger Swaine
Duchess of Olivarez ...... Una Stubbs
The Grand Inquisitor ...... Peter Eyre
Page to the Queen ...... Stuart Burt
Duke of Medina Sidonia ...... Brian Poyser
Count Cordua ...... Andrew McDonald
Prince of Parma ...... Paul Keating

Original music by Adam Cork.
Directed by Michael Grandage and Andy Jordan.




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