“Tis much when sceptres are in children’s hands; But more when envy breeds unkind division; There comes the rain, there begins confusion.” Henry VI was forced to take over the English Rose Corporation as a baby. As the son of England’s greatest leader, Henry V, he has been bred for this; but his heart simply isn’t in it. A fact well known to the ambitious men and women who surround him. Tensions in the company quickly descend into infighting, backstabbing and cold-blooded murder as this huge corporation spirals into chaos and society quickly follows.
A bold new adaptation of Henry VI parts 1, 2 and 3 inspired by modern tragedies; Succession and House of Cards, and our current political landscape. This is a whirlwind thriller of greed, ego and big business presented by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s graduating MFA in Professional Acting students this summer.