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All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare's Globe)

All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare's Globe)

Sam Crane (Bertram); Ellie Piercey (Helena); James Garnon (Parolles); Janie Dee (Countess of Roussillon);

"With so much to praise, it is hard to prioritise, but here goes." (The Independent)

Henriad Box Set (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Henriad Box Set (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre)

Roger Allam (Falstaff); Jamie Parker (Hal - King Henry V); Oliver Cotton (King Henry IV); William Gaunt (Shallow/John of Gaunt); Paul Rider (Bardolph); Charles Edwards (King Richard II); Henry Everett (Salisbury);

"It is the first time these wonderful plays have been staged at the reconstructed Globe and it may be one of this theatre's finest achievements" (The Daily Telegraph - Henry IV)

Henry IV Part 2 (Shakespeare's Globe)

Henry IV Part 2 (Shakespeare's Globe)

Roger Allam (Falstaff); Jamie Parker (Hal); Oliver Cotton (King Henry IV); William Gaunt (Shallow); Paul Rider (Bardolph);

"Henry IV is the Shakespeare play that's perfectly suited to the Globe. In Dominic Dromgoole's intelligent, faithful andentertaining new production, Sir John Falstaff, that 'sweet creature of bombast', might have stopped for a pint of sack in Southwark en route for a rendezvous with Doll Tearsheet at the Boar's Head." (The Guardian)

Henry IV Part I (Shakespeare's Globe)

Henry IV Part I (Shakespeare's Globe)

Roger Allam (Falstaff); Jamie Parker (Hal); Oliver Cotton (King Henry IV); William Gaunt (Shallow); Paul Rider (Bardolph);

"Henry IV is the Shakespeare play that's perfectly suited to the Globe. In Dominic Dromgoole's intelligent, faithful andentertaining new production, Sir John Falstaff, that 'sweet creature of bombast', might have stopped for a pint of sack in Southwark en route for a rendezvous with Doll Tearsheet at the Boar's Head." (The Guardian)

Henry V (Shakespeare's Globe)

Henry V (Shakespeare's Globe)

Jamie Parker (King Henry V); Sam Cox (Pistol); Paul Rider (Bardolph; Archbishop of Canterbury; Duke of Burgundy); Giles Cooper (Montjoy; Monsieur le Fer; Sir Thomas Grey); Brendan O’Hea (Captain Fluellen; Bishop of Ely); Olivia Ross (Princess Katherine; Boy);

"... it works a treat, and the pacing is superb, helped by the inspired idea of giving the role of the Chorus to the birdlike Irish actress Brid Brennan – who flits about in the guise of a serving wench, like the slighted spirit of “Her-story”. Elsewhere, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Ely (Paul Rider and Brendan O’Hea) entertainingly hatch plots while taking it in turns on the privy; and the Welshman Captain Fluellen (O’Hea again) is a garrulous hoot, at the vanguard of the play’s amused sense of Britain’s emergent, bickering nationhood. And Sam Cox makes for a splendidly unhinged Pistol, all wayward delivery and shifty body-language. In the end, though, the evening acts as a chastening reminder of what a country needs when it’s up against it. Those rash souls at the Ministry of Defence, pruning the army to within an inch of its fighting life, would do well to take note." (The Daily Telegraph ★★★★)

Henry VIII (Shakespeare's Globe)

Henry VIII (Shakespeare's Globe)

Dominic Rowan (Henry VIII); Ian McNeice (Cardinal Wolsey); Kate Duchêne (Queen Katherine); Miranda Raison (Anne Boleyn); Anthony Howell (Duke of Buckingham);

"A joyous spectacle." (The Sunday Telegraph)