Henry VI (Part 1) - Harry the Sixth
Wed 28 Aug - Sat 31 Aug 2013
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre presents Harry the Sixth at the Grand Opera House Belfast, the first in the acclaimed trilogy of plays that make up Shakespeare's Henry VI.
Following the death of Henry V, celebrated for having united England and subjugated France, divisions appear at the highest levels - first between those around the infant Henry VI, later between the two great factions in English politics - the houses of Lancaster and York.
Only the young Lord Talbot, locked in combat with the bewitching and enigmatic Joan of Arc, seems capable of redeeming a divided and dishonoured kingdom...
Shakespeare almost certainly did not set out to write a trilogy of plays, so each play can be enjoyed without any knowledge of the others.
The plays create a world without ideology; a savage time, when the heroes are not kings, but formidable women, such as Joan of Arc, or rebels, such as Jack Cade. Bold characterisation, black comedy, rhetorical power and, in the personality of Henry VI, touching pathos combine in Shakespeare’s powerful rendering of a country racked by civil war.
SPECIAL OFFER - THREE PLAYS IN A DAY
Join us on Thursday 29 or Saturday 31 August and enjoy three plays in a day, as we present Shakespeare Globe's acclaimed trilogy of plays that make up Henry VI.
Trilogy Tickets are priced £70.00 per person, and include admission to Harry the Sixth (12.30pm), The Houses of York and Lancaster (4.00pm) and The True Tragedy of the Duke of York (7.30pm). Please note that Trilogy Tickets are not available online, and must be booked via Box Office on 028 9024 1919.