Henry IV casting announcement

27 November 2013

Henry IV Part I:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 18 March – 6 September 2014
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screening: Wednesday 14 May 2014

Henry IV Part II:
Royal Shakespeare Theatre: 28 March – 6 September 2014
Live from Stratford-upon-Avon cinema screening: Wednesday 18 June 2014

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Gregory Doran


Casting is announced for Gregory Doran's productions of Henry IV Parts I & II which play in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from March 2014 with a double press day on Wednesday 16 April, before transferring to Newcastle Theatre Royal, embarking on a UK tour and transferring to London's Barbican.

Henry IV Part I cast includes: Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John/Francis); Martin Bassindale (Peto); Jasper Britton (King Henry IV); Antony Byrne (Worcester); Sean Chapman (Northumberland/Earl of Douglas); Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly); Jonny Glynn (Gadshill); Nia Gwynne (Lady Mortimer); Alex Hassell (Prince Hal); Jim Hooper (Sir Richard Vernon); Youssef Kerkour (Westmoreland); Sam Marks (Poins); Keith Osborn (Scroop); Leigh Quinn (Traveller); Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Glendower); Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff); Simon Thorp (Sir Walter Blunt); Trevor White (Hotspur) and Simon Yadoo (Chamberlain).

Henry IV Part II cast includes: Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John/Francis); Martin Bassindale (Peto); Jasper Britton (King Henry IV); Antony Byrne (Pistol); Sean Chapman (Northumberland); Oliver Ford Davies (Shallow); Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly); Jonny Glynn (Warwick); Nia Gwynne (Doll Tearsheet); Alex Hassell (Prince Hal); Jim Hooper (Silence); Youssef Kerkour (Westmoreland); Sam Marks (Poins); Keith Osborn (Scroop); Leigh Quinn (Wart); Joshua Richards (Bardolph); Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff); Simon Thorp (Lord Chief Justice); Trevor White (Mowbray) and Simon Yadoo (Lord Bardolph).

Several of the cast and all of the creative team for these productions were also part of Doran's recent production of Richard II. The production is designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell. The music is composed by Paul Englishby with sound by Martin Slavin. The Movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the Fight director is Terry King.

The Company is also offering another unique opportunity to schools across the UK to experience both productions in the classroom; Henry IV Part I in June 2014 and Henry IV Part II in July 2014. As the first theatre company to broadcast its work to schools the RSC reached over 34,000 students with its opening streaming of Richard II in November which included a live Q&A hosted by Konnie Huq with David Tennant and Gregory Doran.

This hugely popular initiative is made possible through collaboration with Ravensbourne College. Alongside the webcast, the RSC will create an extensive package of online resources for use by teachers and students in the classroom, both in the lead up to the broadcast and for use as follow up materials afterwards.

Shakespeare teachers' packs including resources from Doran's Richard II are available here: www.rsc.org.uk/education/online-resources/shakespeare-teachers-pack.aspx

Notes to Editors

For further information, please contact philippa.harland@rsc.org.uk 0207 845 0512 or amy.belson@rsc.org.uk 01789 412622

For press tickets in the RST, please contact dean.asker@rsc.org.uk 01789 412660

To book tickets call 0844 800 1110 or online at www.rsc.org.uk
 
Press performances:
Henry IV Part I Wednesday 16 April 2014, 1pm
Henry IV Part II Wednesday 16 April 2014, 7pm

The two parts of Henry IV will play at the Barbican from November 2014, performance dates will be announced in spring 2014, when tickets will also go on sale.

Newcastle Theatre Royal and UK tour announced early in 2014.

For cinema listings and booking visit http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/cinemas-and-tickets/

Schools wanting to sign up for streaming direct to the classroom should also visit onscreen.rsc.org.uk/

The £5 ticket scheme for 16 – 25 year olds gives access to £5 tickets for all RSC productions whether we are performing in Stratford-upon-Avon, London or on tour. Tickets can be booked in advance on the phone, online or in person with some available for sale on the day of the performance. The scheme is supported by Project Partner, BP.

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