Three rulers in times of crisis, each faced with the life-or-death choice of whether to go to war. Their decision-making is laid bare, exposing the conflict between national concerns and self-interest.
Shakespeare's Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III became modern-day political leaders, all their fates unfolding in this single, radical adaptation. Pulling us behind the scenes into abyrinthine war rooms, this explosive play strikes a chord with global events we see on the news everyday.
Performed in Dutch with English surtitles
Reviews are from the Amsterdam Stadsschowburg
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“A smart, compelling collision of conceptual intelligence and Shakespearean realpolitik. ”
“Brutally brilliant compression of Shakespeare... Presents us with a chilly, hi-tech theatre of war. ”