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What the critics had to say about our new production of Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil.

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 40 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

24 October, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘There are endless thrilling fights, spellbinding moments of reflection and devastating outpourings of grief…the production tingles with a tangible sense of spontaneity’

The Guardian

★★★★

‘Director Eleanor Rhode’s version is bombastic, stylish and stylised, an impressive visual spectacle’.

The Stage

★★★★

‘Vibrant, crisp and slick from the onset, the production scoops us up, shakes us around, makes us take a long hard look at humanity and spits us out again.’

The review Hub

★★★★

‘Rosie Sheehy plays John with sensitivity, bringing out the insecurity that haunts him’.

Broadway World

★★★★

‘In a cast that has not a single weak link…Michael Abubakar’s strident, bull-headed Bastard, Tom McCall’s achingly tormented would-be murdered Hubert, Katherine Pearce’s carefully comic turn as Cardinal Pandulph and a blistering, heart-wrenching Charlotte Randle as Constance.'

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