Henry IV Part Two - Barbican

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Barbican

Barbican
Silk Street
London
EC2Y 8DS

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Henry IV Part Two

Important Info: 17 December 2015 - 7.15pm Audio Described & Captioned Performance.  

The Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings season culminates this winter and it does so on the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, when French troops were defeated at the hands of Henry V. It is the perfect time to revisit some of Shakespeare’s beloved history plays, particularly this tetralogy that begins with Richard II and ends with Henry V.

This winter audiences can witness Henry IV Part Two as part of this season, with Gregory Doran directing Jasper Britton in the title role alongside Antony Sher as Falstaff, Paola Dionisotti as Mistress Quickly and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. It is the culmination of work that has been enjoyed by audiences for some time.

The story delves deeper into the themes explored by Part One and focuses on an array of characters, with the king looking on at his son Prince Hal as his heir and the latter considering where his true loyalties lie. We also explore Falstaff further as he embarks on his own quest with his own motivations.

Like its predecessor it was penned in the 1590s and is highly regarded amongst Shakespeare aficionados. In the four centuries since it was written it has been staged regularly around the world and has also been adapted for the screen, with some big names taking on the iconic parts and in high profile productions.

For this production at the Barbican it is Jasper Britton who portrays the King. The acclaimed actor has enjoyed a career with much success, having worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company on numerous occasions with the likes of The Jew Of Malta in 2015, The Taming Of The Shrew at the Queen’s Theatre in 2004 and more. He has also appeared in the likes of Race and Private Lives at the Hampstead Theatre and Japes at the Haymarket Theatre. For the screen he has appeared in the like of The New World and My Dad’s The Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, director Gregory Doran is also the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has earned great acclaim during his career.

Henry IV Part Two appears as part of the Kings And Country season at the Barbica Theatre this winter. It runs from Monday 14th December 2015 

 

The Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings season culminates this winter and it does so on the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, when French troops were defeated at the hands of Henry V. It is the perfect time to revisit some of Shakespeare’s beloved history plays, particularly this tetralogy that begins with Richard II and ends with He

This winter audiences can witness Henry IV Part Two as part of this season, with Gregory Doran directing Jasper Britton in the title role alongside Antony Sher as Falstaff, Paola Dionisotti as Mistress Quickly and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. It is the culmination of work that has been enjoyed by audiences for some time.

The story delves deeper into the themes explored by Part One and focuses on an array of characters, with the king looking on at his son Prince Hal as his heir and the latter considering where his true loyalties lie. We also explore Falstaff further as he embarks on his own quest with his own motivations.

Like its predecessor it was penned in the 1590s and is highly regarded amongst Shakespeare aficionados. In the four centuries since it was written it has been staged regularly around the world and has also been adapted for the screen, with some big names taking on the iconic parts and in high profile productions.

For this production at the Barbican it is Jasper Britton who portrays the King. The acclaimed actor has enjoyed a career with much success, having worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company on numerous occasions with the likes of The Jew Of Malta in 2015, The Taming Of The Shrew at the Queen’s Theatre in 2004 and more. He has also appeared in the likes of Race and Private Lives at the Hampstead Theatre and Japes at the Haymarket Theatre. For the screen he has appeared in the like of The New World and My Dad’s The Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, director Gregory Doran is also the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and has earned great acclaim during his career.

Henry IV Part Two appears as part of the Kings And Country season at the Barbican Theatre this winter. It runs from Monday 14th December 2015.

Show Information
Booking From: Monday, 14th December 2015
Booking Until: Tuesday, 29th December 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Important Info: 17 December 2015 - 7.15pm Audio Described & Captioned Performance.  
Show Status: production_closed
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