Henry IV Part I | Theatre Royal
Thu 25 Sep - Sat 4 Oct
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.
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. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.
Performed in period costume.
Other productions in The RSC Newcastle upon Tyne Season 2014 are Henry IV Part II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Book to see all three productions and save 15% on the price of your tickets (not available online, please visit the Box Office or call on 08448 11 21 21).
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Audio Described Performance, Mon 29 Sep, 7.30pm.
Captioned Performance, Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pm.
Free post-show talk on Mon 29 Sept. Stay on after the performance and put your questions to members of the Acting Company. Approx 30 mins.
Education: Insight Into, Thu 2 Oct, 10.30 - 11.30am
Pre-show session in the theatre with members of the Acting Company and Creative Teams which explores how the text has been brought to life on stage and the range of interpretive choices available to the Director and Actors. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about the production. These sessions are ideal for KS2-5.
Cost: Sessions are £4 per student (£3 for RSC Education members). To book call the Group Sales team on 08448 11 21 22.
Workshops for Henry IV Part I are avilable on Wednesday 1 October at 10am-12pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm (times can be flexible to fit into a school day). The RSC practitioner will travel to your school (maximum travel times 30mins from city centre).
Cost: RSC Education Member £7.50 per student, minimum charge £187.50 (25 students). Non-members £8 per student, minimum charge £200 (25 students). To book call 01789 272529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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£15 schools tickets (£13 RSC Education Members) available Mon - Thu performances. Please note the number of schools tickets is limited.
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Running time: tbc
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****Gregory Doran puts his decisive seal in the company... With a production that combines richness of texture with psychological insight.The Guardian
****A sublime blend of fathomless gloom and mad merriment. Strongly recommendedThe Independent
****Alex Hassell as a strikingly handsome Hal and Trevor White as a madly aggressive HotspurDaily Mail
****Paola Dionisotti’s Mistress Quickly is a touching, busybody delightDaily Telegraph
****A comic delightThe Times
****The engaging and playful Alex HassellWhatsOnStage
****These productions are a real treat: intelligent, accessible and superbly performedThe Stage
****It is Sher’s irrepressible Falstaff that will linger in the memory – a lord or misrule who’s absurd, delightful and in the end deeply sadEvening Standard
****Jasper Britton’s fine Henry IV…inspired casting of Oliver Ford Davies as the rustic Justice ShallowThe Guardian