Henry IV, Part 2

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Drama on 3

by William Shakespeare
Introduced by Toby Jones

Cast:

KING HENRY IV ….. James Purefoy
PRINCE HARRY …..Luke Thompson
SIR JOHN FALSTAFF …..Toby Jones
LORD CHIEF JUSTICE …..Peter Sullivan
JUSTICE SHALLOW ….. James Fleet
ARCHBISHOP / FEEBLE / SILENCE ….. Dominic Coleman
NORTHUMBERLAND / FANG / WESTMORELAND ….. Gerard McDermott
DOLL TEARSHEET / LADY PERCY ….. Natalie Simpson
MISTRESS QUICKLY / LADY NORTHUMBERLAND ….. Georgie Glen
PISTOL / PETO / FIRST GROOM ….. Lloyd Hutchinson
BARDOLPH / BULLCALF / MOWBRAY ….. Ewan Bailey
COLEVILE / SHADOW ….. Tunji Kasim
HASTINGS / MOULDY ….. Samuel James
WARWICK ….. Dominic Mafham
LANCASTER / DAVY / MESSENGER / WART ….. Will Kirk
POINS/ SECOND GROOM / GOWER ….. Hasan Dixon
GLOUCESTER / PAGE ….. Billy Jenkins
CLARENCE / SERVANT ….. Connor Curren

Music composed by Jon Nicholls
Sound design by Keith Graham, Peter Ringrose and Ali Craig

Adapted and directed by Sally Avens

The king may have won the battle of Shrewsbury, but civil war still rages across a divided country and the royal family itself is at odds: Henry is ailing and remains uncertain of his son’s unruly ways; is Harry ready to take up the responsibilities of Kingship when the time comes? Or will Falstaff, that ‘villainous abominable misleader of youth’, persuade him to the bad once more?

Shakespeare’s play provides both hilarity and heartbreak as it reflects upon ageing, the legitimacy of leadership and the burden of power.

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1 hour, 59 minutes

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