Thu 19 May
King John officially opened last night (Wed 18 May) with press and guests attending the performance and post-show reception.
The production is directed by Trevor Nunn, and is the penultimate play in his mission to direct all 37 of Shakespeare’s works. Cast includes Jamie Ballard (The Hollow Crown), Howard Charles (The Musketeers), Maggie Steed (Pie in the Sky) and Lisa Dillon (Lucky Man).
We caught up with some audience members after the show, including The Wars of the Roses cast members Robert Sheehan and Michael Xavier. Here’s what they had to say.
Reviews are now coming through for the production:
‘Arresting.’ The Telegraph
'Engagingly performed… Howard Charles commands the stage.' The Stage
‘Excellent casting…a lively performance.’ WhatsOnStage
'Pacy, suspenseful, admirably clear and wholly entertaining. Terrific.' TheatreCat
'Strong and entertaining…the wit, intrigue, murder and ambition make this old play relevant anew in our modern age.' LondonTheatre1
'A Shakespearean The Thick of It… Tightly directed by Nunn with an impressive cast, every last drop of drama, humour and irony is wrought for maximum potency.' Surrey Comet
'Charismatic performances… a sense of energy and underlying tension that keeps the audience engrossed from beginning to end.' Love London Love Culture
Click here to read audience comments and view the production photos here.
King John runs until Sun 5 Jun.