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.