The RSC’s residency at the Barbican will culminate in January 2016 with a major theatrical event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death: KING AND COUNTRY: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings . David Tennant will return to the Barbican, reprising the title role in Richard II, joined by Antony Sher and Jasper Britton as Falstaff and Henry IV respectively in Henry IV Parts I & II. Alex Hassell will also follow his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II in the title role in Henry V.

Following the London performances, Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry V will tour to China and Hong Kong in February and March 2016, before the complete King & Country Cycle is presented at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York from March 2016.


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