King John

Wednesday, 27 July 2022 - Friday, 29 July 2022

Event times:
20:00 - 22:00
Event price:
€15.00

About this event

Experience the best upcoming talent from the North of England as one cast stage two of Shakespeare’s least known plays. What comes to mind when you think of King John? The Magna Carta? Forget it.

Shakespeare’s rarely staged tragedy about Britain’s most useless king rediscovers this overlooked gem, relocated to the middle of Thatcher’s Britain amid the miner’s strike that led to a bloody revolution. Shakespeare’s play examines the responsibility of power, the need for war, and the inability of men to rule, in an uneasily patriotic play that raises as many questions about our leaders today as it did 400 years ago.

Wed 27 & Fri 29 July at 20:00.

PurpleDoor are also presenting The Two Gentlemen of Verona on 28 & 30 July

Both productions alternate on different nights with the same cast. Book both shows for the price of €25.

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