Pericles, Prince of Tyre

a perilous voyage through the storms of life

A brave adventurer sets off to win the girl everyone is talking about.  Uncovering a sinister truth, Pericles weighs anchor and plunges into a rolling surge of events which leave him broken, gasping for life.

With its topical themes of abuse of power, desperate crossings of the Mediterranean and sex trafficking, this extraordinary saga sails uncomfortably close to home.  And yet there is a delightfully unexpected end to the journey to steer us into port.

Riding Lights, a York company with an enviable reputation for breathing new life into Shakespeare’s less well-known comedies, premieres a sparkling, streamlined version of this gripping story for the 2021 York International Shakespeare Festival online.

by William Shakespeare
with additional material by Nigel Forde
Directed by Paul Burbridge
Designed by Sean Cavanagh

Online performances from 4 June 2021.
approx 80 mins runtime

Performance Dates:

4 June 7.30pm – Postponed due to a technical error. Ticketholders have been contacted. All other dates and times expected to go ahead as planned.

5 June 12noon and 7.30pm
6 June 4.00pm and 6.30pm
Catch-up access from 6 June – 6 July. Watch anytime in the access period.
All times BST.

Household Tickets: £12.50
24 hour access period through Vimeo and Youtube from performance time.


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