The Two Noble Kinsmen

John Fletcher

William Shakespeare

Friendship turns to rivalry in this study of the intoxication and strangeness of love

  • Swan Theatre

    Stratford-upon-Avon

    Until 7 Feb 2017

  • Running time:

    2 hrs 36 mins + 20 mins interval

Next performance:

15 December, 7:30PM

Swan Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon

★★★★

‘Blanche McIntyre’s intelligent… Squirmingly funny production’

Sunday Times

‘A strong cast, with Jamie Wilkes’ eager Arcite and Frances McNamee’s stricken Emilia especially excellent’

Sunday Times

★★★★

‘Blanche McIntyre’s exuberant production’

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‘Energetic, imaginative’

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‘Frances McNamee finds depth in beautiful, troubled Emilia’

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‘Danusia Samal is touching as the Jailer’s Daughter’

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‘Blanche McIntyre mercilessly exposes the play’s blokeish camaraderie and that women are its inescapable victims’

Guardian

Emilia… luminously played my Frances McNamee’

Telegraph

‘A characteristic combination of smartness and cheek’

Financial Times

‘James Corrigan and Jamie Wilkes do sterling work as the knights’

Financial Times

‘Shrewd compassion and lashings of sauce’

Times

‘Danusia Samal plays the Jailer’s Daughter with wrenching pain and dignity’

Times

‘In-demand director Blanche McIntyre’s… energetic production’

Evening Standard

‘James Corrigan and Jamie Wilkes give wonderfully lively work as the two laughably self-involved young men’

Evening Standard

‘Exuberant fun’

Evening Standard

‘Played to tragicomic tonal perfection’

Daily Telegraph

‘Paul McEwan is beautifully understated as a northern jailer’

Whatsonstage.com

‘It was a terrific performance. Jamie Wilkes and James Corrigan are perfectly paired. Their banter was fast, furious and crystal-clear and their swordplay was dazzling’

Express and Star