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Henry IV Part 1 & 2

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About the Show Less...

The first installment of Shakespeare's account of the rise of Prince Hal. Read More >

Prince Hal, son of Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life among the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. And the greatest of these rogues is the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, a liar, glutton, lecher, cheat, braggart, fool and sponger who also possesses wit, warmth, intelligence and a gigantic sense of fun. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur.

Henry IV Part 1 is the first instalment of Shakespeare’s gripping account of the rise of Hal from idle barfly to monarch-in-waiting, combining compelling power politics with the hilarious antics of Falstaff, Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation.

Henry IV Part 1 employs Renaissance staging and costume.

For more about Henry IV Part I at Shakespeare’s Globe, read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 6/06/2010

Opening Night: 14/07/2010

Closing Night: 9/10/2010

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Patrick Brennan, Daon Broni, Phil Cheadle, Oliver Coopersmith, Oliver Cotton, Sam Crane, William Gaunt, Christopher Godwin, Sean Kearns, James Lailey, Danny Lee Wynter, Kevork Malikyan, Barbara Marten, Jamie Parker, Paul Rider, Lorna Stuart, Joseph Tims, Jade Williams


Director - Dominic Dromgoole

Designer - Jonathan Fensom

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Claire van Kampen

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