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Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this new production.

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 21 Mar 2020

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    Screened in Cinemas on 29 Apr 2020

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  • Running time:

    2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

18 November, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

A mad world of mad kings, teetering on the brink of disaster

Richard the Lionheart is dead. His brother John is King of England. Threatened from all sides by Europe, the English noblemen and even his own family, King John will stop at nothing to keep hold of his crown.

Shakespeare’s rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil vibrates with modern resonance in this vivid new production by Director Eleanor Rhode in her debut at the RSC.

Please be aware that this production contains a food fight onstage and you may not escape if you are seated on the front rows!