‘What is honour? A word. What is in that word honour? What is that honour? Air.’

The first installment of what is widely acknowledged to be Shakespeare's greatest historical saga, King Henry IV Part 1 is an epic tale of power, treachery and war, exploring the complexity of father-son relationships. Featuring an Olivier Award-winning performance from Roger Allam as Falstaff, the comical mentor to Jamie Parker's prince Hal, this celebrated and authentic production - expertly directed by Dominic Dromgoole - presents this classic play in all its glory.

Synopsis

Prince Hal, son of Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life among the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. And the greatest of these rogues is the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, a liar, glutton, lecher, cheat, braggart, fool and sponger who also possesses wit, warmth, intelligence and a gigantic sense of fun. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur.

Cast

Roger Allam
FALSTAFF

Jason Baughan

WESTMORELAND / PETO

Patrick Brennan

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE / BLUNT / SHERIFF

Daon Broni

MORTIMER / HASTINGS

Phil Cheadle
DOUGLAS / DAVY / LORD BARDOLPH

Oliver Coopersmith

FALSTAFF’S PAGE / CLARENCE

Oliver Cotton

KING HENRY IV

Sam Crane

HOTSPUR / PISTOL

William Gaunt

WORCESTER / SHALLOW

Christopher Godwin
NORTHUMBERLAND / SILENCE

Sean Kearns

GLENDOWER / BULLCALF / WARWICK

James Lailey

EARL OF WESTMORELAND / CAPTAIN MACMORRIS MOWBRAY / GADSHILL / MOULDY

Kevork Malikyan

VERNON / MORTON

Barbara Marten

MISTRESS QUICKLY

Jamie Parker

PRINCE HAL

Paul Rider

BARDOLF / SCROOP

Lorna Stuart

LADY PERCY

Joseph Timms

JOHN OF LANCASTER

Jade Williams

LADY MORTIMER

Danny Lee Wynter

POINS

Creatives

Dominic Dromgoole

DIRECTOR

Jonathan Fensom

DESIGNER


Claire van Kampen

COMPOSER / MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Philip D'Orleans

FIGHT DIRECTOR


Robin Lough
DIRECTED FOR THE SCREEN