Written in a mix of accessible modern blank verse and prose, King Arthur is an ambitious production of an exciting new play, moulding the Shakespearean form for our time. Frustrated by outmoded customs that limit himself and his people, both personally and politically, the forward-thinking King tries to impose democracy throughout his Kingdom. This bold decision begins a chain of events with repercussions for Arthur's wife Guinevere, his son Mordred and his closest allies - and will seal the fate of all his people.
One of the finest examples of an Elizabethan hall in the country, located in the heart of London’s legal quarter next to the Thames, Middle Temple Hall hosted the first ever performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in 1602. Filled with historical artefacts such as a long table carved from a single piece of oak donated by Elizabeth I, the Hall has a particular connection with knights at court, as the lands of Middle Temple were formerly home to the warrior crusaders the Knights Templar.