Shakespeares Globe tours UK with Henry VI

Date Posted: 27/05/2013

Shakespeare’s Globe will be touring the three Henry VI plays under their original titles – Harry the Sixth, The Houses of York & Lancaster and The True Tragedy of the Duke of York – around the UK from 26th June to 28th September.

Four all-day performances of the three plays will also be staged in the open air at Wars of the Roses battlefields in Towton, Tewkesbury, Barnet and St Albans.

Although usually performed as a trilogy, the Henry VI plays were not intended as such and The Globe will present each of the three plays as stand-alone productions.

The Henry VI plays begin with the death of Henry V and together chart the entirety of his son’s turbulent reign, paving the way for Shakespeare’s infamous play Richard III.

Education programme from the Globe

Globe Education presents a programme of workshops, lectures, events and staged readings all year round.

Henry IV tour dates

•    York Theatre Royal: 26th June – 13th July
•    Towton: 14th July
•    Brighton Theatre Royal: 17th – 20th July
•    Shakespeare’s Globe: 23rd – 27th July
•    Malvern Theatre: 31st July – 3rd August
•    Tewkesbury: 4th August  
•    Milton Keynes Theatre: 7th – 10th August
•    St Albans Cathedral Grounds: 11th August
•    Shakespeare’s Globe: 21st – 25th August
•    Barnet: 24th August
•    Belfast Grand Opera House: 28th – 31st August
•    Shakespeare’s Globe: 3rd – 8th September
•    Oxford Playhouse: 10th – 14th September
•    Cambridge Arts Theatre: 17th – 21st September
•    Bath Theatre Royal: 24th – 28th September

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