ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY: HENRY IV, PART II

Director Gregory Doran
Year 2014
Starring Alex Hassell, Jasper Britton, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Antony Sher, Sean Chapman, Paola Dionisotti
Rating UR
Run Time 200min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."

King Henry's health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. He is uncertain that Hal is a worthy heir, believing him more concerned with earthly pleasures than the responsibility of rule. In despair at the death of his son Hotspur, the Earl of Northumberland pledges to lend his support to a second rebellion. 

Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops. Amongst the unwitting locals, Falstaff 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.

Following his production of Richard II in October 2013, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's History Plays, with Antony Sher as Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

This is a screening of the production that is currently playing at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon this summer.

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