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Henry 6

June 30 – September 14, 2024 (opening: Friday, July 19) for One: Flowers and France
July 9 – September 15, 2024 (opening: Saturday, July 20) for Two: Riot and Reckoning

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

World premiere adaptation
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Barry Edelstein

A once-in-a-generation event comes to San Diego in 2024: The Old Globe becomes only the 11th theatre in the country’s history to complete Shakespeare’s canon with Henry 6, the largest Shakespeare production the Globe has ever presented.

Acclaimed Shakespeare director and the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein turns the rarely produced Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III into a thrilling two-part event, running simultaneously through the summer in our beautiful outdoor theatre. Two ruling families of England, the Yorks and the Lancasters, fight each other in a high-stakes civil war for power known as the Wars of the Roses. These adaptations include everything people love about the Bard—ingenious language, vibrant characters, breathtaking battles, and sweeping crowd scenes—as they explore the impact of national politics on individual lives. And the action is framed by a design team working at the very top of their craft, and a sprawling cast of professional actors and local community members.

This historic milestone will be celebrated with a yearlong program of citywide arts engagement and humanities events that will bring audiences closer to the art than ever before, including opportunities for San Diegans to participate in the making of the production itself. It is an event that simply cannot be missed!

This production includes violence.

Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar: Tuesday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Post Show Forum: Wednesday, July 24 (One: Flowers and France); Wednesday, July 31 (Two: Riot and Reckoning); Wednesday, August 7 (One: Flowers and France); Wednesday, August 14 (Two: Riot and Reckoning); and Tuesday, August 20 (One: Flowers and France); and Tuesday, August 27 (Two: Riot and Reckoning).

Henry 6 is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.


Publicity Photos

Adaptor and director Barry Edelstein.
Adaptor and director Barry Edelstein.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.
Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.