Mad Alice has returned to the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre over summer. See her performing on the Wagon in the Shakespeare’s Village just in front of the Theatre. Mad Alice will delight and disgust audiences with tales of the plagues that affected Shakespeare’s London and stories of torture and executions will a few willing victims participants from the crowd.

Free performances of acts from all over York will be performing every day for 2 hours before the main shows. (12pm-2pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm) Soak up a bit of culture and sun before the Rose Theatre’s stunning performances of Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Henry V and The Tempest.

Entrance to the village is free. Relax in the glorious sunshine in the shadow of Clifford’s Tower. The Bear Arms is a fully licenced bar to quench your thirst under the ‘Glorious Sun of York’. They even sell York Gin!

Food can be purchased from The Mussel Pot serving burgers, chicken wraps, Moules Mariniere and fries. Or why not try The Yorkshire Pudding Pie Co. It’s a Yorkshire Pudding, Pie!

There is also beautiful Elizabethan Garden to admire with real fish in the pond! (Please do not feed the fish, they already get fed twice a day!)

Perhaps you will be unlucky enough to be placed in the stocks, or the pillories or even get fed to the pigs!

Mad Alice will be performing every Wednesday Evening and Sundays from 12pm until 1st September.

For scheduling of the 4 main plays visit

The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre is located by Clifford’s Tower on Tower Street.