Henry IV Part I archiveWith 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. This production is supported by RSC Patrons. Running time approx 3 hours including interval.


David Troughton (Henry IV), Desmond Barrit (Falstaff), Nancy Carroll (Lady Percy), Adam Levy (Hotspur), Robert Portal (Poins), Clifford Rose (Worcester), Sandra Voe (Mistress Quickly), Benjamin Whitrow (Shallow), Roland Davies (Glendower), William Houston (Hal)


Author: Shakespeare
Company: Royal Shakespeare Company
Director(s): Michael Attenborough, Terry King (fight)
Design: Es Devlin
Costume: Kandis Cook
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Sound: Scott Myers
Music: Paddy Cunneen
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Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part I (Play) production archive for QTIX code T741722906. Details of all Henry IV Part I archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2096713164

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USER: UK Theatre Web (30Mar01): Desmond Barrit is wonderful as Falstaf, and the show is totally capturing and keeps you with it all the way.

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