Kings of War

Toneelgroep Amsterdam

22 April 2016 - 1 May 2016 / 18:30, 15:30
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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.



Approx 4 hours/plus one interval 

Age guidance 12+ 

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles 





Part of International Directors
Part of Play On...
Part of Theatre & Dance


The Netherlands

Co-commissioned by the Barbican, Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris) and Wiener Festwochen

Produced by Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Co-produced by BL!NDMAN, Holland Festival, Muziektheater Transparant, Rabobank Amsterdam and Harry and Marijke van den Bergh







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