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  • English Kings Killing Foreigners

    Tue 23 April - Sat 11 May at 7pm
    Tickets £8 - £15 (+ booking fees)
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    'A Shakespeare deconstruction destined for the West End' - City AM. Shakespeare's Globe veterans Nina & Phil present a tell-all dark comedy which asks: Who is Shakespeare for?



    Content Notice
    Running Time 80 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned Performance30 April to 4 May
    Relaxed Performance
    Relaxed Performance30 April, 2, 8. All other shows will be Chilled.
    BSL Performance
    BSL Performance 8 May. Interpreted by Peter Abraham.
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeUse of prop weapons, swearing. References to racism, misgendering, anti-semitism, xenophobia, war, classism, microaggressions.
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeLoud noises, haze,

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    The death of a national sweetheart. 
    A friendship tested by a bloody act. 
    An infamous production of Shakespeare's Henry V. 

    A tell-all dark comedy that peels back the skin of English cultural identity to reveal the steaming battlefields that lies beneath. Would you die for your country?

    ★★★★★ 'Astutely silly' (Reviews Hub)

    ★★★★★ 'Relatable and enjoyable' (Mind The Blog)

    ★★★★★ (The Greatest Pause) 

    From rehearsal room microaggressions, to the battlefields of France, into the bureaucracy of applying for citizenship, Shakespeare's Globe Ensemble veterans Nina Bowers and Philip Arditti explore their histories alongside England's own as unwilling actors in a national story.

    Visual impairment accessible performance: Fri 10 May

    Made possible by the post-Enhance programme delivered by accessible theatre company Extant - including pre-show Touch Tour with delivery of programme notes. This 30-minute touch tour takes place on Friday 10th May at 6.15pm.

    Relaxed performances:

    These will have heightened lighting where audiences sit in the auditorium and a 'chill-out' room where audiences can go to if they need quiet time during the show. Very loud noises or music might be turned down or specific movements or lines might be adapted slightly. A visual story can be downloaded via this link to help you prepare for visit.

    All other performances are chilled performances

    A chilled performance takes a more casual approach to audience noise and movement in the auditorium, but the performance itself is unchanged. This performance is ideal for people who feel more at ease knowing they can go in and out of the auditorium during the show. 

    A RealFake and Camden People's Theatre co-production. Commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Old Diorama Arts Centre.

    Commissioned by CPT
    Home Run
    "Astutely silly"
    The Reviews Hub
    "At the heart of this work is the complexity of identity and how to hold that complexity"
    The Greatest Pause
    "The incorporation of themes that transcend the stage makes it relatable and enjoyable to anyone watching"
    Mind The Blog
    "The energetic performances have charm and wit, resulting in a hugely entertaining show that makes you laugh as much as it makes you think"
    Everything Theatre
    "A rare gem. The show’s intelligent writing, honest humanity and raw entertainment make this a must-see production"
    The Upcoming
    "This invigorating, passionate, sharp, funny and paradoxically joyful, show demonstrates in itself the power of theatre to challenge and energise an audience"
    The Peg Review
    "Nina Bowers is impressive."
    Time Out on Twilight Los Angeles 1992 @ Gate Theatre
    "Philip Arditti is superb."
    The Guardian on Baghdaddy @ Royal Court

    "Our children live in the most deprived ward in London and their parents cannot afford to pay for the classes and activities many more privileged children enjoy after school and at the weekends. A free-to-access youth group run by a local theatre in a professional setting is an incredible opportunity."

    Local school teacher