Breath of Kings: Rebellion

Stratford Festival

Richard II and Henry IV Part 1   | DIRECTED BY WEYNI MENGESHA

Lust for power leads to political turmoil in this fast-paced new distillation of Shakespeare’s epic histories of a nation and its rulers – their lives, their battles and their deaths. 

by William Shakespeare
Conceived and adapted by Graham Abbey 
Director Weyni Mengesha

Breath of Kings: Rebellion climaxes in one of the best battles scenes seen at Stratford. First, due to the gender-blind casting that (along with the diverse casting) pervades and enlivens the production, we get a fantastic all-female duel...The main attraction, however, is Hal and Hotspur facing off with both sword and spear – cold and hot fronts colliding into a thunderous storm that made me nearly fall off my chair.
— The Globe and Mail
Masterful distillation
— Capital Critics Circle
Genuinely breathtaking
— Toronto Star
Epic and exciting
— Broadway World
3.5 / 4 STARS for Rebellion.
— The Globe and Mail