Don Carlos

By Friedrich Schiller 
in a thrilling new translation from Mike Poulton
Goodwood Theatre 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
August 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 @ 7.30; Matinees Sunday 4 @ 4.00, Saturday 10 @ 2.00, Early Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 @ 6.30


Feast your senses. Thrill your mind. Tear at your heart.

Schiller's DON CARLOS is one of the greatest political thrillers in all literature. In 16th-century Spain, the Inquisition is in full swing, burning heretics at the stake. 

Crown Prince Carlos is betrothed to Princess Elisabeth of France – until his father, King Philip II, decides he should take Elisabeth for himself. 

Trapped in a spy-riddled court, the hot-headed young prince's hatred for his father knows no bounds. Nor does his unrequited love for his beautiful young stepmother. Carlos entreats his friend, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa, to act as a go-between. Instead, Rodrigo decides to convert Carlos' dangerous passion into a rebellion against Philip's oppression of the Netherlands. 

Can Rodrigo shield Carlos from his enemies at court, while opening the prince's eyes to what a humane ruler might achieve? 

Schiller's riveting thriller is full of timeless issues of liberty, justice, power, tolerance, freedom of conscience – and true love. 

It is as thrilling as Hamlet, as gripping as The Tudors and The Borgias.

Giuseppe Verdi loved the play so much that he turned it into the grandest of all his operas. 

See DON CARLOS brought to life by all your Independent Theatre favourites – Stuart Pearce, Ben Francis, Will Cox, Madeleine Herd, Emma Bleby, Keith Wilson, David Rapkin, Matt Hein, David Roach, Bronwyn Ruciak, Thomas Tessema and Elias Pinero Ritchie.

Directed by ROB CROSER 

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DON CARLOS is Independent Theatre doing what it does best:

  • A fantastic play 

  • An Adelaide first

  • Sensational performances

  • A spectacular set

  • Stunning specially-made costumes 

All in a fast-moving, modern translation by Mike Poulton, each new scene more brilliant than the last. 

A theatre experience you shouldn't miss! 

Tickets from $20.00 – $37.50 Generous Group Concessions – 8299 9155