Important Info: 17 December 1.30pm & 20 January 7.15pm Caption & Audio Described Performances
It has been 600 years since the Battle of Agincourt, when Henry V defeated the French, and this is the perfect time for the culmination of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s season King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings at the Barbican Theatre, which features four of the well known history plays that makes up Shakespeare’s famous tetralogy.
The season sees the first in the tetralogy – Richard II – revived with David Tennant in January 2016, whilst also seeing the popular productions of Henry IV Parts One and Two from last year revived during the Christmas months. Henry V also appears, with Gregory Doran directing the whole season.
From December 2015 audiences can revisit Henry IV Part One, which played at the Barbican last year.
Focusing on the famous king who ruled England from 1399 to 1413, the first part of Shakespeare’s classic deals with a country preparing for war. Exploring the time from 1402 to 1403, it opens with battle and ends with the crushing of a revolt, with Part Two then taking the story further. It was penned in the 1590s and stands alongside Shakespeare’s best history plays as one of his more popular works.
Jasper Britton takes on the title role, reprising the part from the 2014 production. The acclaimed actor has worked extensively on the stage, including previous work with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the likes of The Jew Of Malta and The Taming Of The Shrew, the latter of which also appeared at the West End’s Queen’s Theatre. His credits include The Last Cigarette at the Trafalgar Studios, Private Lives at the Hampstead Theatre, Oedipus The King at the National Theatre and Bedroom Farce at the Aldwych Theatre, amongst many others.
Whilst Britton takes on the title role, Anthony Sher takes on the part of Falstaff Once again, whilst Alex Hassell and Paola Dionisotti return as Prince Hal and Mistress Quickly respectively.
The production also previously appeared in Stratford-upon-Avon and has also been witnessed by audiences around the country as part of a national tour.
Audiences can pick up theatre tickets and witness Henry IV Part One as part of the culmination of the Kings And Country season at the Barbican Theatre from Saturday 12th December 2015
|Booking From:||Saturday, 12th December 2015|
|Booking Until:||Tuesday, 29th December 2015|
|Running Time:||2 hours 45 minutes|
|Important Info:||17 December 1.30pm & 20 January 7.15pm Caption & Audio Described Performances|
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