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BARBICAN THEATRE

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Henry IV Part II at the Barbican Theatre, London

Now showing

The highly acclaimed Henry IV plays finally reach London following their world premieres in Stratford-upon-Avon and the UK tour that followed afterwards. The creators of the five-star production Richard II, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continue to explore Shakespeare's "history" plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I and II, which portray an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil. Part II carries on where we left off, with Hal facing the imminent death of his father, and the prospect of choosing between his royal duty and loyalty to a corrupt Falstaff.

Henry IV Part I at the Barbican Theatre, London

Now showing

The highly acclaimed Henry IV plays finally reach London following their world premieres in Stratford-upon-Avon and the UK tour that followed afterwards. The creators of the five-star production Richard II, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues to explore Shakespeare's "history" plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I and II, which portray an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a country thrown into chaos. Starring Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry and Alex Hassell as wayward Prince Hal.

To Kill A Mockingbird at the Barbican Theatre, London

From 24 Jun 2015

Robert Sean Leonard once again reprises his role as heroic lawyer Atticus Finch, as the phenomenally successful Open Air Theatre production transfers to the Barbican following two sell-out seasons in Regents Park. This play is adapted from Harper Lee's seminal 20th century novel about the corruption of innocence and courage in the face of diversity.

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Antigone at the Barbican Theatre, London

Antigone

From 4 Mar 2015

French actress Juliette Binoche leads a well-versed cast in this revival of the Greek tragedy. A headstrong noblewoman defies the orders of King Creon in order to bury her recently killed brother, who was deemed a traitor. Creon is enraged, and condemns her to be buried alive in a cave for her actions - and sets off a tragic chain of consequences by invoking the wrath of the Olympian gods. Ivo van Hove's brand-new production follows his popular West End transfer of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge.

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Between Worlds at the Barbican Theatre, London

Between Worlds

From 11 Apr 2015

Join the English National Orchestra for the world premiere of the highly anticipated Between Worlds, showing at the Barbican from 11 - 25 April 2015. Between Worlds is the first ever opera of composer Tansy Davies, a rising star in the contemporary classical music world. Combining modern soundscapes with an avant-garde flair, Davies' music is always straddling the old world and the new.

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Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre, London

Hamlet

From 6 Aug 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play the lead in the Barbican Theatre's highly-anticipated production of Hamlet. The Olivier-winning Sherlock star will switch to Shakespeare in 2015 to play the revenge-filled Danish prince in this exciting new production directed by Chimerica's award-winning Lyndsay Turner.

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