Antony Sher as Falstaff, wearing a light brown shirt and leather boots, chatting with Prince Hal (Alex Hassell), both sitting on a bed

Henry IV Part II

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s heartbreaking conclusion to his epic pair of history plays.

Part II 

King Henry's health is failing but he is uncertain Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the 
countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays.

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