Henry 4 2013

King Henry IV risked everything for the crown. But his son doesn’t seem to share the same ambition. Instead, he’d rather hang around with petty criminals and lowlife drunkards. But when the King’s former supporters stage a rebellion against him, we’re drawn into a sprawling tale of adventure, ambition and political intrigue.

John Bell directs this new production and stars as Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation, Falstaff. Lord of misrule, life of the party, corrupter of youth. And his Australian take on English history, with its monarchy, class system and civil unrest teeters on the edge of anarchy.

This age-old story of a rebellious son and a domineering father is bursting with dramatic tension interspersed with riotous, bawdy comedy, music and violence set to recapture the boisterous atmosphere of Shakespeare’s Globe for a modern audience.

The running time of Henry 4 is 3 hours and 10 minutes including interval.

Henry 4 is supported by the Centenary of Canberra, an initiative of the ACT Government, and by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Henry 4 Trailer

BY William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR John Bell with Damien Ryan
DESIGNER Stephen Curtis
COMPOSER Kelly Ryall
TEXT CAPTAIN Tony Llewellyn-Jones

Terry Bader
John Bell
Felix Jozeps
Jason Klarwein
Tony Llewellyn-Jones
Nathan Lovejoy
Arky Michael
Matthew Moore
Sean O’Shea
Yalin Ozucelik
Matilda Ridgway
Wendy Strehlow
David Whitney
Ben Wood

CANBERRA | 23 February – 9 March
Canberra Theatre Centre, The Playhouse

MELBOURNE | 14 – 30 March
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

PERTH | 5 – 13 April
State Theatre Centre, Heath Ledger Theatre

SYDNEY | 19 April – 26 May
Sydney Opera House, Drama Theatre

Single Ticket Prices
Prices listed are for Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra only.
Click here for pricing in Perth.

All Performances (excluding Saturday 7:30pm)
Adult $72
Concession* $65
Groups of 8 or more $65
Under 30† $33

Saturdays at 7:30pm
Adult $79
Concession* $72
Groups of 8 or more $72
Under 30† $48

Previews $40

Transaction/booking fees may apply.

*Concession applies to Australian Pensioners, Health Care Card holders, Full-time Students, Seniors Card holders and MEAA members. Proof of concession must be provided. † Available to people turning 30 or under in 2013. Proof of age must be provided.

Captioned Performance
Melbourne | Saturday 23 March 1pm