Henry IV Part I (RSC)
Jasper Britton (Henry IV); Antony Sher (Falstaff); Alex Hassell (Hal); Trevor White (Hotspur); Sean Chapman (Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Douglas); Youssef Kerkour (Earl of Westmoreland); Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John);
With his crown under threatfrom enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war.
Having deposed the previousking, he is only too aware how tenuous his position is, and the price to bepaid if he falters.
As his father prepares todefend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels ofLondon, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir JohnFalstaff.
With the onset of the war,Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, whereHal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.