The first instalment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare’s greatest historical saga, Henry IV Part 1 is an epic tale of power, treachery and war, exploring the complexity of father-son relationships. Featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance from Roger Allam as Falstaff, the comical mentor to Jamie Parker’s Prince Hal, this is a celebrated presentation of the English classic, expertly directed by Dominic Dromgoole.
‘Henry IV is the Shakespeare play that's perfectly suited to the Globe. In Dominic Dromgoole's intelligent, faithful and entertaining new production, Sir John Falstaff, that “sweet creature of bombast”, might have stopped for a pint of sack in Southwark en route for a rendezvous with Doll Tearsheet at the Boar’s Head.’ – The Guardian
Falstaff: Roger Allam
Hal: Jamie Parker
King Henry IV: Oliver Cotton
Shallow: William Gaunt
Bardolph: Paul Rider
Mistress Quickly: Barbara Marten
Westmoreland: Jason Baughan
Stage Director: Dominic Dromgoole
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Composer/Musical Director: Claire van Kampen
Choreography: Siân Williams
Fight Director: Philip D’Orléans
Spoken in Shakespeare’s English with English and German subtitles.