King John by William Shakespeare
A co-production between Shakespeare’s Globe and Royal & Derngate Northampton
Performing at the Globe 1 - 27 June http://shakespearesglobe.co...
'A must see production'
Richard the Lionheart is dead. His less than heroic brother, John, is determined to keep his grasp on the English throne, in spite of the stronger claims of his nephew, the young Prince Arthur. Increasingly threatened by Arthur’s supporters at home and in France, John finds the answer to his woes: he will blind the boy with hot irons.
The remotest in time of all Shakespeare’s English history plays,
King John, with its cynical allegiances and ruthless politicking, now feels his most abrasively modern.