In 2014, Ivo van Hove excited audiences at the Adelaide Festival with Roman Tragedies– his award-winning conflation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesarand Antony and Cleopatra.Performed in Dutch with surtitles, it ran an unbroken six hours and yet it kept audiences gripped.

Now, Toneelgroep Amsterdam is returning to Adelaide for the 2018 Festival with Van Hove’s latest Shakespearean epic, Kings of War.Running a mere four hours this time, the production – which is set in a modern...

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