With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne. RSC 'The Histories' CompanyPerformers Nicholas Asbury, Hannah Barrie, Keith Bartlett, Antony Bunsee, Rob Carroll, Richard Cordery, Matt Costain, Julius D'Silva, Keith Dunphy, Wela Frasier, Geoffrey Freshwater, Paul Hamilton, Alexia Healy, Kieran Hill, Tom Hodgkins, Chuk Iwuji, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Chris McGill, Patrice Naiambana, Luke Neal, Sandy Neilson, Ann Ogbomo, Miles Richardson, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Shuster, Jonathan Slinger, Katy Stephens, Geoffrey Streatfeild, James Tucker, David Warner, Roger Watkins, Clive Wood.
Author Shakespeare. Company Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Director Michael Boyd. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Heather Carson. Costume Emma Williams. Music James Jones. Music John Woolf. Director Liz Ranken (movement). Sound Andrea J. Cox. Director Terry King (fight). Director Matt Costain (Rope Work). Choreographer Gavin Marshall (Aerial Consultant). Director Donnacadh O'Briain (assistant).