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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


‘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.'