The Lords of Misrule are proud to present their adaptation of The Nibelungenlied, an epic tale of chivalry, love and revenge.
The dragon-slaying hero Siegfried travels to Burgundy to woo the fair princess Kriemhild. To earn her hand in marriage, he agrees to help her brother Gunther win over the warrior queen Brunhilde. But an argument between the two women soon leads to betrayal and tragedy…
This dynamic new translation of the medieval German epic will be performed as a semi-promenade performance (with seating provided) in the central and back courtyards of King’s Manor on Exhibition Square. Shows will be on 8, 9 and 10 August at 7pm.
Tickets are £7 full price and £5 concessions and will be sold on the door. For reservations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Complimentary refreshments will be served.
The Lords of Misrule is a drama group connected to the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. We put on medieval plays three times a year in a range of languages. Middle English is our main language, but we've branched out into Old Norse, Old English and the occasional smattering of Latin!
We've been going for over forty years, and perform our medieval plays and adaptations of medieval texts. We also perform Early Modern works, often Shakespeare. We are made up of graduate students and associates of the Centre for Medieval Studies. We take our plays seriously, but we're also a very social group, and one of the best ways to experience medieval drama around!