Historic venue for a candlelit King John

Jo Stone-Fewings as King John in the Royal & Derngate production
Jo Stone-Fewings as King John in the Royal & Derngate production

Shakespeare’s King John will be performed in a historic Northampton venue said to have been visited by the monarch himself and his court.

The play will be performed by candlelight in the 12th century Holy Sepulchre Church.

It is being performed to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the Royal & Derngate are collaborating with Shakespeare’s Globe theatre to put on this new production.

The cast includes RSC associate artist Jo Stone-Fewings in the title role, 2014 Evening Standard Award nominee Tanya Moodie, rising Shakespearean star Alex Waldmann and stage and TV veteran Joseph Marcell.

The play is directed by Royal & Derngate artistic director James Dacre.

It is performed from Friday, April 24, to Saturday, May 16, in Northampton in addition to dates at Temple Church in London and Salisbury Cathedral and a run at Shakepeare’s Globe in June.

Tickets – priced from £10 to £29 – can be booked by calling the box office on 01604 624811 or online at www.
royalandderngate.co.uk.