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  • Four stars

    The Guardian

    "Gregory Doran now puts his decisive seal on the company by offering a production that, like last year's Richard II, combines richness of texture with psychological insight."
  • Four stars

    The Daily Mail

    "What a walloping spectacle the Royal Shakespeare Company gives us with its two Henry IV plays...Here is Shakespeare perfect for both teenagers and old romantics."

Cast & creative team


  • King Henry IV
    Jasper Britton
  • Sir John Falstaff
    Antony Sher
  • Prince Hal
    Alex Hassell
  • Hotspur
    Trevor White
  • Earl of Northumberland/Earl of Douglas
    Sean Chapman
  • Earl of Westmoreland
    Youssef Kerkour
  • Prince John/Francis
    Elliot Barnes-Worrell
  • Sir Walter Blunt
    Simon Thorp
  • Earl of Worcester
    Antony Byrne
  • Lady Percy
    Jennifer Kirby
  • Lord Edward Mortimer
    Robert Gilbert
  • Lady Mortimer
    Nia Gwynne
  • Owen Glendower
    Joshua Richards
  • Sir Richard Vernon
    Jim Hooper
  • Archbishop of York
    Keith Osborn
  • Ned Poins
    Sam Marks
  • Mistress Quickly
    Paola Dionisotti
  • Peto
    Martin Bassindale
  • Rakehell
    Jonny Glynn
  • Vintner
    Simon Yadoo
  • Carrier
    Nicholas Gerard-Martin
  • Traveller
    Leigh Quinn


  • Gregory Doran
    Stage Director
  • Robin Lough
    Screen Director
  • Paul Englishby
  • Stephen Brimson Lewis
  • Tim Mitchell
  • Martin Slavin
  • Michael Ashcroft
  • Terry King
  • Emma Woodvine
    Company Voice and Text Work
  • Owen Horsley
    Assistant Director
  • Simon Ash
    Production Manager
  • Laura Hunt
    Costume Supervisor
  • Suzi Blakey
    Stage Manager
  • Jeremy Adams
  • John Wyver
    Producer, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Bruce O'Neil
    Music Director
  • Helena Palmer CDG
    Casting Director
  • Jondon
    Company Manager
  • Klare Roger
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Daisy Gladstone
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Charley Sargant
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Jessica Barthropp
    Assistant Costume Supervisor
  • Helena Flowers
    Assistant Costume Supervisor