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
Henry IV, Part 2 is the second instalment of Shakespeare's account of the titanic battle between Prince Hal and Harry Hotspur.
King Henry IV is now lying dying whilst the rebels grow around him. Shakespeare's great comic creation Falstaff is now the closest confidant of Prince Hal, and is tasked with recruiting an army for for the king. But he's tired of war and longs for it to be over, and is waiting for the day that the old king is dead and he can take his place at the side of his sweet Prince, Henry V.
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.
Henry Iv Part I at Globe Theatre – 23 Apr to 11 Oct 2019 – The first part of Shakespeare's history of Henry IV which tells the story of Harry Hotspur's battle with Prince Hal to become king of England
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
Comedy Of Errors at Globe Theatre – 6, 11 May, 18, 21 Jun, 14, 18, 20 and 23 Aug 2019 – Shakespeare's witty play of mistaken identity sees two sets of estranged twins wandering through the streets of the same town
Merry Wives Of Windsor at Globe Theatre – 17 May to 12 Oct 2019 – See one of Shakespeare's best-loved characters get his comeuppance when Falstaff tries to woo the Merry Wives of Windsor
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