Oct 18th to 25th 2014
Written by William Shakespeare adapted by Jane Railton
Directed by Jane Railton
Rebellion stalks the land. The teenage heir to the throne rebels against stern paternal authority, whilst former political allies plot the overthrow of a cold and calculating king. But at the heart of the play is the most outrageous rebel of them all: Jack Falstaff. Lazy, corrupt and lecherous, Shakespeare's anarchical fat knight is the witty and charismatic companion of Prince Hal, the wayward Prince of Wales. When the country threatens to erupt into civil war will the young prince be ready to answer the call of duty?
Drawing extracts from three of Shakespeare's most popular history plays (Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V) his Sonnets, and Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles, this new adaptation places centre stage the unforgettable character of Falstaff in an exciting fusion of high drama and robust comedy.