In the second part of Shakespeare's brilliant duology, King Henry’s health is failing but he is uncertain Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets.
As the King’s health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.
RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and the creative team that brought you the five star production of Richard II continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays at the Barbican with Henry IV Parts I & II, an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil.
RSC Associate Artist Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff. He is joined by Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.
Britton returns following his performances in The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer Tamed (2003).
Hassell returns to the RSC following his recent credits in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cardenio and The City Madam (2011).
Henry IV Part Two Tickets