Henry IV casting news

HenryIVpart1_243x317

Casting for Henry IV Parts I and II was announced today.

The plays are directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and with RSC Artistic Associate Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal.

Both productions will play Stratford-upon-Avon from March 2014 before touring to Newcastle Theatre and the rest of the UK and then transferring to London's Barbican Theatre. They will also be broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon to cinemas in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment.

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)
  • Simon Yadoo (Chamberlain)

Jasper Britton is Henry IVHenry 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)
  • Simon Yadoo (Lord Bardolph).

The productions are designed by Stephen Brimson Lewis with lighting by Tim Mitchell. Music is composed by Paul Englishby with sound by Martin Slavin. The movement director is Mike Ashcroft and the Fight director is Terry King.

Key dates

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

Broadcasts to schools

The Company is also offering a 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. The 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.

Top image: Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff.
Bottom image: Jasper Britton as King Henry IV.

Contact us & FAQs

Ticket Hotline

0844 800 1110
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Email newsletter

Sign up to email updates for the latest RSC news:

RSC Members

Already an RSC Member or Supporter? Sign in here.