Director: Sarah Bedi, Federay Holmes; Written by: William Shakespeare; Cast: (the cast may change on different dates) Sarah Amankwah, Philip Arditti, Nina Bowers, Jonathan Broadbent, Leaphia Darko, Tess Dignan, Steffan Donnelly, Colin Hurley, John Leader, Sophie Russell, Helen Schlesinger, Michelle Terry
Henry IV, Part I is the first instalment of Shakespeare's gripping account of the titanic battle between Prince Hal and Harry Hotspur to become king of England.
As the sons of two enemy fathers, Hotspur is preparing to lead an army against the Henry IV in retaliation for his dismissal of the Percy family's demands. But the King's son Prince Hal is otherwise occupied in the pubs of Eastcheap with his companion Sir John Falstaff -- one of Shakespeare's great comic creations -- and is completely uninterested in the fate of his country.
Note: the Globe's theatre season runs from April to October. Craig has been to watch a play at the Globe himself and thoroughly recommends it because it's not like any other theatre you've ever seen -- it's all open-air, for a start, and it has a standing area in the middle (called 'The Yard'). The actors sometimes parade through this yard during the scenes, and end up involving the crowd as if they were part of the cast. Read Craig's review of watching a play at the Globe before you go, so you can get a feeling for what it's like inside.
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe – Every day – Have a tour of William Shakespeare's Globe and learn what Elizabethan life was like for the world's most famous playwright.
Richard Ii at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – 22 Feb to 21 Apr 2019 – The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be putting on an intimate candlelit production of William Shakespeare's Richard II.
Richard Ii at Globe Theatre – 20 to 21 Apr 2019 – Talk a stroll through Shakespeare's London and be entertained by some of his finest prose and poetry at the same time.
Henry Iv Part Ii at Globe Theatre – 25 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – The second part of Henry IV follows Falstaff's attempts to raise an army for the dying king whilst wishing for the war to be over
Henry V at Globe Theatre – 30 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – When the French dismiss Henry V's claim to his ancestral lands across the Channel he marches the English army to Agincourt
Twelfth Night at Globe Theatre – 4, 7 May, 17 Jun, 13, 16, 18 and 21 Aug 2019 – Twelfth Night is a farcical tale of mistaken identities and is one of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies
Pericles at Globe Theatre – 5, 9 May, 18 Jun, 15 and 21 Aug 2019 – Prince Pericles flees his kingdom and takes to the sea for an adventure that leaves him shipwrecked and fighting for his love
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