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‘A NATIONAL EPIC OF POWER-PLAY’

Daily Telegraph

‘A MUST-SEE MASTERCLASS IN ACTING’

Sunday Times

‘A TERRIFIC TAKE ON ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYS EVER WRITTEN. ALL HAIL THE KINGS’

Time Out

‘ROBERT ICKE’S INCISIVE AND INTELLIGENT ADAPTATION OF SHAKESPEARE’

The Stage

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Newcastle Theatre Royal

24 JUL – 27 JUL

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About The Show

An urgent version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, adapted by the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke, is presented in this ‘incisive and intelligent adaptation of Shakespeare’ (The Stage).

A divided country, leadership crumbling, corruption in the air. Welcome to England.

Hal wasn’t born to be king. Only now, it seems, he will be. His father longs for him to leave behind his friends in the taverns of Eastcheap. War is on the horizon. But will Hal ever come good?

Bringing together Shakespeare’s two great history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2) into a ‘national epic of power-play’ (Daily Telegraph). PLAYER KINGS will reign over the UK until 27 July.

Please note: Age recommendation is 14+ with adult themes. Contains strobe and haze – contact customer service for content warnings.

Please note: Age recommendation is 14+ with adults themes. Contains strobe and haze – contact customer service for content warnings.

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