Performances at The Brick:

  • Tuesday 7/19 at 7pm
  • Saturday 7/23 at 9pm
  • Sunday 7/31 at 2pm

Performances at IRT:

  • Thursday 8/25 at 7pm
  • Friday 8/26 at 7pm
  • Saturday 8/27 at 7pm
  • Sunday 8/28 at 2pm


  • The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • IRT Theater, 154 Christopher St, #3B (Third Floor), New York, NY 10014

Running time: 2.5 hours with intermission

Who is the rightful king of England?

Eight actors perform over 40 roles in a condensed adaptation of Shakespeare’s play cycle chronicling over a hundred years of war, murder, seduction, and betrayal as one family tries to answer the most hotly contested political question of the middle ages.

This England is a geopolitical epic that takes audiences on a dramatic roller coaster to the heights of the medieval English monarchy’s glory and the depths of its depravity.

Grief-stricken John of Gaunt, heroic Henry the Fifth, murderous Queen Margaret, repulsive Richard the Third, and dozens more of Shakespeare’s greatest characters cross swords, match wits, and meditate on the nature of power, ambition, and leadership in this unique adaptation.

See Shakespeare’s eight compelling and dramatic histories as he understood them: connected stories in a continuous narrative that shaped both his time and ours. 


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Part of Shakespeare in the Theater at The Brick

Text from Richard IIHenry IV (Parts 1 & 2)Henry VHenry VI (Parts 1, 2, & 3), and Richard III by William Shakespeare

Adapted and Directed by Zachary Tomlinson and Rosa Schneider

Stage Combat Choreographed by Mackenzie Knapp

Associate Producer Stephen Bennett



Heather Lee Rogers as KING RICHARD II and others

Jak Watson as KING HENRY IV and others

Megan Lee as KING HENRY V and others

Shannon Stowe* as KING HENRY VI and others

Mackenzie Knapp as KING EDWARD IV and others

Kendra Slack as KING EDWARD V and others

Graham Miles as KING RICHARD III and others

Jack Plowe as KING HENRY VII and others

* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Read interviews with our Artists

After a July run in The Brick’s “Shakespeare in the Theater” festival, This England is extending for four more performances August 25-28 at our old home, IRT Theater. As we prepare for this second run, we're sitting down with our actors to find out why they love performing Shakespeare, what their favorite moments from the show are, and (most importantly), who they side with in the Wars of the Roses.