VenueBarbican Centre
Other spaces: Barbican Theatre,Barbican Hall. Guildhall School of Music and Drama Theatre, Cinema1,Cinema2,Gallery, Silk Street Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From8th February 2001
Opened21st February 2001
To18th April 2001
WhenFeb 8,9,10m,10,19, Mar 1,3,5,9,10m,24m26,27m, Apr 5m,14m,18m, Eve 19:15, Mats 13:45, Feb 21 13:30
PricesFrom £5.00. To £29.00.
What is currently on at Barbican Centre (V371)
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Henry IV Part I

Henry IV Part IT741722906
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.
Author Shakespeare

Archive :: production:T741722906, play:S2096713164, venue:V371

Production details

This production is supported by RSC Patrons. Running time approx 3 hours including interval. Barbican Theatre. This England - The Histories

Special Performances

  • 5 Mar 01 Sign Interpreted Signer Mary Connell.
  • 24 Mar 01 Audio Described
  • 27 Mar 01 Audio Described

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User Reviews

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.


Company Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Michael Attenborough
Performer David Troughton (Henry IV)
Performer Desmond Barrit (Falstaff)
Performer Nancy Carroll (Lady Percy)
Performer Adam Levy (Hotspur)
Performer Robert Portal (Poins)
Performer Clifford Rose (Worcester)
Performer Sandra Voe (Mistress Quickly)
Performer Benjamin Whitrow (Shallow)
Performer Roland Davies (Glendower)
Performer William Houston (Hal)
Design Es Devlin
Costume Kandis Cook
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Sound Scott Myers
Director Terry King (fight)
Music Paddy Cunneen

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