Player Kings

Author(s): Adapted by Robert Icke, based on William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 Company: Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and No Guarantees Age recommendation: 14+ years

Ian McKellen plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, adapted by the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke.

A divided country, leadership crumbling, corruption in the air. Welcome to England.

Hal wasn't born to be king. Only now, it seems, he will be. His father longs for him to leave behind his friends in the taverns of Eastcheap, most notably the infamous John Falstaff. War is on the horizon. But will Hal ever come good?

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Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne Dates:

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