Time: June 2, 2014 from 7pm to 9:45pm
Location: Atrium, University of South Wales
Street: Adam St
Website or Map: http://www.southwales.ac.uk/d…
Phone: 01443 668731
Event Type: shakespeare, production
Organized By: Richard Hand
Latest Activity: May 31, 2014
An adaptation of Shakespeare's HENRY IV
at the Atrium, University of South Wales
Monday 2 June at 7pm
Tuesday 3 June at 2pm and 7pm
After a bitter civil war, Henry IV longs for domestic stability and a chance to join the crusades. However, the fault lines of the nation run deep and the struggling monarch must, once again, fight tooth and nail to save his crown. Meanwhile, his son, Prince Hal, languishes in the taverns and brothels of London with the notorious Sir John Falstaff and his cronies. As the greatest warrior of the age, Hotspur, galvanises the support of powerful rebels from across England, Wales and Scotland to depose King Henry, the young prince must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.
Shakespeare’s history plays give us the broadest sweep of theatre: the heights of tragedy jostle against the silliest comedy. The two parts of Henry IV – here adapted into a single theatrical experience performed by an ensemble of 26 actors – remain startlingly contemporary. The themes of a nation questioning itself and its integrity; and divisions fuelled by resentment and decadence seem extremely familiar to us. In this production, the audience will witness a dramatic epic of claim and counterclaim, combat – and karaoke.
Purchase in person from the Atrium Cash office Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9-12pm or by phone 01443 668731 [We can accept payment by cash, cheque or cards]
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