Henry IV Part 1, or Hotspur

Henry IV Part 1, or Hotspur

Shakespeare's Globe · 23 APR - 11 OCT

‘Doomsday is near: die all, die merrily.’ Act IV, scene 1


Two Harrys: Harry Hotspur and Prince Hal. Sons to enemy fathers: Sir Henry Percy and King Henry IV. Hotspur is preparing to lead an army against the King – incensed at the King’s dismissal of the Percy family’s demands. But Hal is occupied in the pubs and streets of Eastcheap with his companion Sir John Falstaff, uninterested in his inheritance and in the fate of his country. In a polarised England, each person must choose which truth to believe, and which cause to call their own.

Critic reviews

Michelle Terry gives a vivid, wonderful performance in Shakespeare's history play

The Stage

This is a tight ensemble at its peak and the productions offer sleek, excellently funny interpretations of the works


Michelle Terry’s Hotspur is an undeniable force


Michelle Terry is revelatory as Hotspur

The Guardian

The production is galvanised by Michelle Terry’s magnetic, firecracker performance as the intemperate Hotspur

Financial Times

Michelle Terry’s brilliant Hotspur makes ‘Henry IV Part 1’ the pick of the Globe’s new rep season

Time Out

Michelle Terry brings a feral energy to The Bard's “box set’’

Evening Standard

Schlesinger pulls off the masculine flare credibly, effortlessly commanding the audience’s attention with her facetiousness and exuberance

The Upcoming

Terry is terrific, fizzing with fury as the intemperate Hotspur

The Times

Michelle Terry is a powerful, ferocious Hotspur and the stylised, non-contact fight choreography between her and Prince Hal was stripped back and impressive.

London Box Office

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 23 Apr - Fri 11 Oct, 12pm, 2pm & 7.30pm


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