Parisians' love affair with the Bard is about to hit a new pitch of intensity. The three-part 'Henry VI' is rarely staged on account of its sheer length; when it is, it's often in abridged form. But no compromises for Thomas Jolly: the promising young director will be presenting the play in all its 18-hour glory. On the back of an acclaimed performance at the Avignon Festival, Jolly and his troupe bring their boldly modernist production of the historical drama to the Odéon. Lest the thought of sitting through 10,000-odd lines of iambic pentameter strike fear into you and your buttocks, rest assured the performances will be split over two nine-hour days and punctuated with several intervals.
Shaespeare purists and non-Francophones should note that the production is in French. Performances will be staged on 2/3, 8/14, 9/10 and 16/17 May 2015.