Shakespeare's Globe

Henry IV Part 1

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Saturday 3 August, 12.00pm 
(Part of the Trilogy Day)
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Thursday 29 August, 7.30pm 
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Tuesday 9 July, 7.30pm
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Wednesday 22 May, 7.30pm
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Sunday 30 June, 12.00pm 
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Interpreter: Janet Guest

Sunday 9 June, 12.00pm
(Part of the Trilogy Day)
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23 April – 11 October 2019

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Presented by the Globe Ensemble:

Tayo Akinbode

Player (Hal)
Sarah Amankwah

Philip Arditti

Sarah Bedi

Globe Associate - Text
Giles Block 

Nina Bowers

Jonathan Broadbent

Leaphia Darko

Tess Dignan

Steffan Donnelly 

Federay Holmes

Colin Hurley

John Leader

Globe Associate - Movement
Glynn MacDonald

Sophie Russell

Player (Falstaff)
Helen Schlesinger

Player (Hotspur)
Michelle Terry

Siân Williams 

Jessica Worrall

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‘Doomsday is near: die all, die merrily.’
Act IV, scene 1


Two Harrys: Harry Hotspur and Prince Hal. Sons to enemy fathers: Henry Percy and King Henry IV. Hotspur is preparing to lead an army against the King – incensed at the King’s dismissal of the Percy family’s demands. But Hal is occupied in the pubs and streets of Eastcheap with his companion Sir John Falstaff, uninterested in his inheritance and in the fate of his country. In a polarised England, each person must choose which truth to believe, and which cause to call their own.

Watch all three plays on a Trilogy Day

Join us on one of our special Trilogy Days throughout the summer when we will be performing Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 and Henry V back-to-back.

On Trilogy Days, Henry IV Part 1 will start at 12.00 noon, Henry IV Part 2 at 4.00pm, and Henry V at 8.00pm. Dates of Trilogy Days as follows:

Friday 3 May
Friday 10 May
Sunday 9 June
Sunday 30 June
Saturday 3 August
Tuesday 17 September
Friday 11 October

Multibuy Discounts

Save 10% when you buy seated tickets for both Henry IV Parts 1 and 2

Buy seated tickets in the same transaction for Henry IV Part 1 and Henry IV Part 2 in the same price band, and save 10% on the total cost.

Save 15% on Trilogy Days

Book tickets in one transaction to see all three history plays performed on the same day and save 15% on the total cost.

10% Parts 1 and 2 discount: Tickets must be in the same price band, but do not necessarily have to be for performances on the same day. Not valid on standing tickets.
15% Trilogy Day discount: Tickets must be in the same price band for performances on a single Trilogy Day, and must be purchased in a single transaction.
Offers will be automatically applied in your basket or over the phone. Offers are subject to availability and we reserve the right to amend or withdraw them at any time. Offer cannot be used retrospectively on tickets already purchased.

Globe Insights

Theatre artists and scholars provide an introduction to Henry IV Part 1, Part 2 and Henry V sharing their insights and perspectives of the play in a chaired pre-show discussion and Q&A in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Speakers will include:
Chair: Dr Will Tosh (Shakespeare's Globe)
Lecturer and Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe. He led the Indoor Performance Practice Project (2014-16), which examined playing in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and coordinates Research in Action, Globe Education’s on-going series of public workshops. He is the author of Male Friendship and Testimonies of Love in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Playing Indoors: Staging Early Modern Drama in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Hailey Bachrach:
Research Assistant at Shakespeare's Globe focusing on work with the Ensemble and this summer's productions of Henry IV Part 1 and 2 and Henry V.
She is a dramaturg and a drama critic, with reviews and essays appearing in Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Newsletter, Exeunt, American Theatre Magazine, Oregon ArtsWatch, and others.

Kate Maltby:
Columnist and a theatre critic who writes regularly for The Guardian and the Financial Times. She is also a frequent broadcaster and a weekly contributor to CNN. She is completing a PhD at UCL on the intellectual life of Elizabeth I.

Further panellists to be announced.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse: Ticket prices
£10 (£8 Members / Students), £5 standing

Wednesday 22 May, 6.00pm

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Ask an Actor: Live

Put your questions to our actors and hear their experiences first-hand in our post-show Q&As.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre 
£5 (£4 Members / Students) 

Thursday 23 May, 15 minutes after the matinée

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Adult Course

Join leading scholars and practitioners from the Globe and elsewhere to explore history-making on stage in Shakespeare’s time and our own, in our True Lies: Shakespeare, History and Fiction Study Day.

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Study Day

A day of workshops, seminars and lively discussion exploring Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V, led by Globe artists and leading Shakespeare scholars.

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre 
£55 (£45 Members / Students) 

Saturday 15 June, 10.00am

Age Guideline: 18 and over

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