After defeat at the Battle of Shrewsbury the rebels regroup and flock to the side of the popular religious leader, the Archbishop of York. With further conflict inevitable, Prince Hal and Falstaff must once more prepare to go to battle. But Hal’s reluctance to inherit the crown threatens to destroy the ailing Henry IV’s dream of a lasting dynasty.
Meanwhile the industrious Falstaff turns the war to his advantage; avoiding his debts in Eastcheap, profiteering from the recruitment of unfit soldiers and enjoying the hospitality of old friends in Gloucestershire. When news of the King’s death reaches Falstaff, he hurriedly returns to London convinced that with his protégé Hal to be crowned, he will assume his place at the new King’s right hand.
Playing as part of the RSC History Cycle..