Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Kings of War

Toneelgroep Amsterdam: Kings of War

How to survive in a world where fighting and ambition are expected? Is it still allowed to be vulnerable? Do feelings still have a place in our society anyway? Together with our fixed ensemble, directors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and America examine these crucial questions and dilemmas in 15|16.

Overview

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 become modern-day political leaders, all their fates unfolding in this single, radical adaptation. Pulling us behind the scenes into labyrinthine war rooms, the explosive play strikes a chord with global events we see on the news everyday.

Olivier Award-winning Ivo van Hove follows his most recent hits, Antigone and A View from the Bridge, by directing a work of the same impact as his ground-breaking Roman Tragedies, seen here in 2009.

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 22 Apr - Sun 1 May, Fri - Sun, 6.30pm; Sun mats at 3.30pm.
Runtime: 4 hrs

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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