Now, the high brow experimentalist-turned-superstar brings his mammoth Kings of War to the Barbican.
The play conflates Shakespeare's troubled kings Henry VI, Richard III and Henry V and masterfully places them into the modern political landscape. Weighing in at 4 hours, and in Dutch, it might not be the most ebullient of evenings. But this weighty Toneelgroep production, which premiered in Amsterdam last year, punches as hard as A View..., and is as intricately textured as Hove's celebrated 2009 Roman Tragedies at the Barbican.
As with all productions by the Belgian director, you can expect a stark and merciless ordeal. With typical directorial flair, we're given a mixture of live action and video: think close-ups, political speeches and atrocities of war.
There's no time to decide if four hours is too many - tickets are flying. Book now.
|What||Ivo van Hove: Kings of War, Barbican|
|Where||Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Barbican (underground)|
22 Apr 16 – 01 May 16, 22 April 2016 - 1 May 2016, performances start at 18:30 and 15:30, Approx 4 hours/plus one interval
|Website||Click here to book|