Henry VI

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An England divided under a weak leader spirals from political unrest to all-out civil war. Allegiances are sworn and murderous factions fight for power, but with only one crown for the taking, who will be left standing to lead the country?

Experience the Wars of the Roses like never before in this dynamic production which sees Shakespeare’s Henry VI condensed into one epic event.

Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,
I would remove these tedious stumbling blocks
And smooth my way upon their headless necks.

— Henry VI Part 2, Act I, scene 2

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VISUAL STORY

Tickets

Standing tickets (fixed position): £10
Seated tickets from £20

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals

This show contains brutal portrayals of war, violence and murder

Part of the Playhouse Season 2019 /20

Photography credit: Johan Persson

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REVIEWS

★★★★

‘Epic and excellent… intense and exciting’

tIME oUT

★★★★

‘Compelling and invigorating’

tHE TIMES

★★★★

‘Lively, lucid… theatrically exhilarating’

tHE STAGE

★★★★

‘Fun, funny and hugely successful’

tHE uPCOMING

‘Told with alternating wit and brutality’

tHE aRTS dESK

★★★★

‘A gripping Shakespeare epic’

loNDONtHEATRE.CO.UK

★★★★

‘Grippingly entertaining’

Metro

‘The poetry sounds beautiful and fresh’

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PHOTOS

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