Derek Jacobi stars in the West End transfer of this new translation of a German classic - a smash hit at the Sheffield Crucible in 2004. Don Carlos is passionately in love with Elizabeth, the French Princess to whom he was once betrothed. Carlos' tyrannical father, King Philip II of Spain, decides to marry Elizabeth himself. The young prince's hatred for his cold and distant parent kws bounds. He enlists his oldest friend, Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa to act as go-between. But Posa decides to convert Carlos and Elizabeth's youthful passion into a full scale rebellion against King Philip's oppressive and bloody regime.
Frederic Schiller (1759-1805) was a German playwright and historian, widely regarded as the national dramatist of Germany and second only to Goethe in importance. His plays include The Robbers, Mary Stuart and The Bride of Messina. Mike Poulton's adaptations include Three Sisters and the York Mystery Plays