Henry IV Part I

Barbican

Henry IV Part I

29 Nov 2014 - 24 Jan 2015

£10.00 - £55.00

Pro reviewers rating
5 reviews

3.6 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready 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 war, Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

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“Rich, absorbing and pulsing with life, Gregory Doran’s RSC productions of this pair of Shakespearean dramas are a triumphant ach”

Sam Marlowe (The Times, The Stage, Time Out, Arts Desk)

“Antony Sher’s magnificent Falstaff is at the heart of this beautifully detailed production”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“With a magnificent shock of bouncy grey hair, Antony Sher slowly waddles his substantially padded frame around the RSC’s product”

Daisy Bowie-Sell (What's On Stage, Time Out, Telegraph)

“Surely a little pomp and pageantry here wouldn’t have gone amiss?”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“A charmless Falstaff and two blunt young blades in mediocre Shakespeare double bill”

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