Battlefield theatre: Nick Bagnall on staging the three parts of Henry VI

31st August 2013



The director of the Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Shakespeare’s three Henry VI plays, currently touring the UK, tells Judi Herman about this huge undertaking, which has involved four landmark performances on Wars of the Roses battlefields as well as at Shakespeare’s Globe and theatres countrywide. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe, 22 August 2013.

It’s about the family, it’s about family and that’s the crux of all of this. Really genuinely it does feel like an episode of The Sopranos, because the infighting and the squabbling leads into the most horrific violence.