Henry VI
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Shakespeare's drama follows Henry VI who is crowned king following the death of his father.

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Critic Reviews (7)

London Theatre
November 22nd, 2019

This bloody, tangled tale of royal intrigue and succession management is given a rousing, churning momentum in a production that is co-directed by Sean Holmes and Ilinca Radulian.'
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Time Out London
November 22nd, 2019

Here, ‘Henry VI’ (a three-and-a-quarter-hour edit of original parts two and three) is rendered atmospherically and interestingly...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 22nd, 2019

...pertinent food for thought in this gruesome age of rampant despots...In combination [with Richard III] the result is an 18-certificate mini-fest of relentless intrigue, brutal death and rampant psychosis.'
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The London Evening Standard
November 22nd, 2019

The poetry of Henry VI sounds beautiful and fresh but the story is necessarily rushed and the frantic doubling-up of actors is confusing.'
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The Times (UK)
November 25th, 2019

Staging that starts strategically static swells and loosens as the schisms grow...It’s caustic, compressed and compelling.'
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The Stage (UK)
November 22nd, 2019

If it’s blunt at times, the production also brings a clarity to all the power-playing and betrayal, and, crucially, though long, it is never, ever boring, never ever dull.'
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The Arts Desk
November 22nd, 2019

It's a saga of endless tergiversations, told with alternating wit and brutality that only become absurd when Shakespeare does, in the last act...'
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