Perhaps it was just that Richard II promised so much, but this Henry IV Part One did not make one long for Part Two.
It is as near perfect a piece of dramatic theatre as one is ever likely to see. What Herrin and his team have achieved here is utterly, unquestionably remarkable. It is good old-fashioned entertaining theatre, built solidly with fine acting and a tremendous narrative. There are no “concepts” here – just a desire to tell […]
Rightly, the cast received a standing ovation at the RST – an unusual sight at Stratford Upon Avon. This is a startlingly clear and quite gorgeous production of a play which can seem convoluted and which, really, has no heroes.
A triumph – in almost every way…On the basis of tonight, it is a five star hit, which should transfer to the Palladium and play for a long time.