Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part I

Henry IV, Parts I & II is performed at the Barbican, following its premiere in Stratford-upon-Avon and subsequent UK tour.

Overview

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the creative team that brought you the five star production of Richard II continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I & II, an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil.

Shakespeare’s pair of plays shows a brilliantly peopled sweep of England at war from the battlefields to the low life of London. Jasper Britton, Alex Hassell and Antony Sher reprise their performances as Henry IV, Hal and the infamous Sir John Falstaff.

Part I: Henry IV prepares for war while Prince Hal revels in the company of Falstaff. But with the crown under threat, Hal must confront his responsibilities.

‘A triumphant achievement’ Times

Critic reviews

A sublime blend of fathomless gloom and mad merriment. Strongly recommended

The Independent

Sher's magnificent, magnetic Falstaff

Guardian

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 12 Dec - Tue 29 Dec, Selected dates.
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Runtime: 3 hrs 30 mins

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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