Royal Shakespeare Company supremo Gregory Doran brings his acclaimed productions of Henry IV Parts I and II to the Barbican, following their premieres in Stratford-Upon-Avon and a national tour.
In Part I we witnessed King Henry prepare for war while feckless Prince Hal wastes his days in taverns with reprobate knight Falstaff. In Part II Henry's health deteriorates as a second rebellion threatens the realm. Hal must now choose between duty to his country and loyalty to an old friend.
Sir Antony Sher returns to the RSC to play the questionable comic knight Falstaff. He has already received accolades for his interpretation, prompting comparisons with Robert Stephens' portrayal in 1991. Meanwhile, Jasper Britton portrays Henry IV and Alex Hassell is Prince Hal.
- Gregory Doran
Venue Details & Map
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS [map]
The Barbican Theatre in London offers an exciting international programme of theatre, dance and music, with regular talks and special festivals, often with the other venues at the Barbican.
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS [map]
The Barbican in London is Europe's largest arts centre all under one roof. The Barbican is also a base for the London Symphony Orchestra.