The New York Times reports that Phyllida Lloyd will direct an all-female Henry IV with a prison setting:
London’s Donmar Warehouse, which attracted considerable attention with its all-female staging of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” set in a high-security prison, will take a similar approach with “Henry IV,” the theater announced on Tuesday.
Phyllida Lloyd, who directed “Julius Caesar,” will also direct “Henry IV,” which will again be set in a prison and which will feature several performers from the earlier production, most notably Harriet Walter, who will play the title role.
The company also said that “Henry IV,” which opens Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 29, will be the second installment of a Shakespeare-in-prison trilogy. It has not announced the third play, nor whether this production would make its way to New York. “Julius Caesar” had an acclaimed run at St. Ann’s Warehouse last year.