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.
The Brick Theater, Inc.
THIS ENGLAND: THE COMPLETE KINGS 1377-1485 (ABRIDGED)
Part of Shakespeare in the Theater at The Brick
Text from Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Henry V, Henry 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.