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
"'Magnificent... leaves no doubt you are watching a classic... In Mike Poulton's fleet and vivid new translation... the story of the tyrannical King Philip II of Spain and his abused, love-tormented son, Don Carlos, has all the deftly plotted twists and turns of a thriller. You lean forward in your seat, desperate to discover what happens next... an absolutely spellbinding production of a masterpiece' Daily Telegraph; 'Grandage directs an exciting version that would do honour to ay of our big national stages... triumph' Guardian; 'Marvellous' Independent"