Lucrece – York International Shakespeare Festival

A woman left in the dark as her rapist leaves. To whom should she complain?

York Shakespeare Project presents LUCRECE , a semi-staged adaption of Shakespeare’s vivid narrative poem “The Rape of Lucrece”, an early work by the then young poet.  Reworking the classical history of “chaste Lucrece”, his storytelling brings to life the people and actions of this traumatic tale with emotionally arresting and thrilling verse.  In its power, observation and sheer humanity the writing anticipates the great playwright Shakespeare was to become.

Actions have consequences and there will be more repercussions than could ever have been anticipated.

“My tongue shall utter all For me, I am the mistress of my fate”

She speaks to our world.  Will you listen?


Sun 23 April, 2.30pm

Sun 23 April, 6pm

Mon 24 April, 6pm

Venue: Friargate Theatre

TICKETS: Standard £10, Concession £8 (plus booking fee)