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.
Part I sees Henry prepare for the onset of war, as the feckless Prince Hal languishes in taverns with drunken companion Sir Falstaff and his cronies. However, the realities of battle awaken kingly qualities in Hal.
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.