Henry VI

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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An England divided under a weak leader spirals from political unrest to all-out civil war. Allegiances are sworn and murderous factions fight for power, but with only one crown for the taking, who will be left standing to lead the country?

Experience the Wars of the Roses like never before in this dynamic production which sees Shakespeare’s Henry VI condensed into one epic event.

Were I a man, a duke, and next of blood,
I would remove these tedious stumbling blocks
And smooth my way upon their headless necks.

— Henry VI Part 2, Act I, scene 2

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Tickets

Standing tickets (fixed position): £10
Seated tickets from £20

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: approximately 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intervals

This show contains brutal portrayals of war, violence and murder

Part of the Playhouse Season 2019 /20

Photography credit: Johan Persson

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REVIEWS

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‘Epic and excellent… intense and exciting’

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‘Compelling and invigorating’

tHE TIMES

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‘Lively, lucid… theatrically exhilarating’

tHE STAGE

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‘Fun, funny and hugely successful’

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‘Told with alternating wit and brutality’

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‘A gripping Shakespeare epic’

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‘Grippingly entertaining’

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‘The poetry sounds beautiful and fresh’

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Relaxed Performances

Show dates & times

Tuesday 7th January

7:30 PM
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Audio Described Performances

Show dates & times

Wednesday 22nd January

7:30 PM
CAP

Captioned Performances

Show dates & times

Sunday 26th January

1:00 PM

Dates & Tickets

Henry VI

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
TUE 7 JANUARY
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7.30 PM
FRI 10 JANUARY
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Limited Tickets 2.00 PM
WED 15 JANUARY
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7.30 PM
SUN 19 JANUARY
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Limited Tickets 1.00 PM
WED 22 JANUARY
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2.00 PM
WED 22 JANUARY
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7.30 PM
SUN 26 JANUARY
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1.00 PM