Seven self-regarding critics assemble at a disused theatre in response to a mysterious invitation. Too late they discover its gruesome purpose as Edward Lionheart, an actor frenzied by a lifetime of sneering reviews, hacks his revengeful way through the bloody works of Shakespeare, assisted by a gang of murderous tramps. Based on the GM/Sam Jaffe/Harbor Productions film, an idea by Stanley Mann and John Kohn and the sreenplay by Anthony Greville Bell by special arrangement with MGM on Stage.

Jim Broadbent returns to the National to play Lionheart.

This show is recommended for 14yrs and up.

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