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Player Kings

Wed 24 - Sat 27 Jul 2024
Main Stage, Theatre Royal


Evenings: Wed & Fri, 7pm
Matinees: Thu 2.30pm, Sat 1pm
Running Time: 3hrs 40mins (including interval)
Recommended: 14+, contains adult themes, strobes and haze.

Under 30s tickets available

Ian McKellen – ‘one of the world’s greatest actors’ (Times) – plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, alongside Toheeb Jimoh and Richard Coyle and 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?

Bringing together Shakespeare’s two great history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2) into the theatrical event of the season.

Player Kings will reign over Newcastle Theatre Royal for four performances only.

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Booking dates…
Friends: Wed 17 Apr 10am
Advantage, Groups & Schools: Tue 23 Apr 10am
Public: Thu 25 Apr 10am

Newcastle Theatre Royal Friends artwork


Enjoy discount on tickets and drinks – the perfect ingredients!


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