Gulp! I have just booked the RSC Cycle of Kings for January 2016.
This is way out of my comfort zone. I need to go to bed at 9.30 every night just to function normally. I haven't been out at night for years, and I even missed seeing the RSC's "Bring Up the Bodies" as an adjunct to "Wolf Hall" because I resisted booking an evening performance.
Two evening performances one after the other, with a matinee in between, is really going to challenge me.
I must challenge myself, however. And since I am now retired, I needn't worry about falling asleep at my desk the following week. (Which used to happen, even when I hadn't been to the theatre the night before).
I could not resist the idea of seeing, in the correct historical order,
Henry IV Part One
Henry IV Part Two
David Tennant will be playing Richard II. Alex Hassell, whom I saw as Biff in "Death of a Salesman" at Stratford earlier this year, will be Henry V. And Antony Sher, who played the title role, Willy Loman, in "Death of a Salesman", will be Falstaff. If I can keep awake, it will be awesome.
Antony Sher has even written a book about playing Falstaff.