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Antony Sher, Jasper Britton and Alex Hassell in RSC’s HENRY IV

Theatre NewsAntony Sher, Jasper Britton and Alex Hassell to Lead RSC’s HENRY IV PART I and PART II, beginning March 2014.

Casting is announced for Gregory Doran’s productions of Henry IV Parts I & II which will play in repertoire at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from March 2014, before transferring to Newcastle Theatre Royal, and then going on a UK tour and transferring to London’s Barbican.

Directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and with RSC Honorary Associate Artist Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal, both productions will be broadcast ‘Live from Stratford-upon-Avon’ to cinemas in collaboration with Picturehouse Entertainment. Henry IV Part I will be filmed during the performance in the RST on Wednesday 14 May and Henry IV Part II on Wednesday 18 June and simultaneously screened in over 300 cinemas around the country, and also being available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.

Henry IV Part I cast includes: Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John/Francis); Martin Bassindale (Peto); Jasper Britton (King Henry IV); Antony Byrne (Worcester); Sean Chapman (Northumberland/Earl of Douglas); Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly); Jonny Glynn (Gadshill); Nia Gwynne (Lady Mortimer); Alex Hassell (Prince Hal); Jim Hooper (Sir Richard Vernon); Youssef Kerkour (Westmoreland); Sam Marks (Poins); Keith Osborn (Scroop); Leigh Quinn (Traveller); Joshua Richards (Bardolph/Glendower); Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff); Simon Thorp (Sir Walter Blunt); Trevor White (Hotspur) and Simon Yadoo (Chamberlain).

Henry IV Part II cast includes: Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Prince John/Francis); Martin Bassindale (Peto); Jasper Britton (King Henry IV); Antony Byrne (Pistol); Sean Chapman (Northumberland); Oliver Ford Davies (Shallow); Paola Dionisotti (Mistress Quickly); Jonny Glynn (Warwick); Nia Gwynne (Doll Tearsheet); Alex Hassell (Prince Hal); Jim Hooper (Silence); Youssef Kerkour (Westmoreland); Sam Marks (Poins); Keith Osborn (Scroop); Leigh Quinn (Wart); Joshua Richards (Bardolph); Antony Sher (Sir John Falstaff); Simon Thorp (Lord Chief Justice); Trevor White (Mowbray) and Simon Yadoo (Lord Bardolph).

A unique opportunity is also being offered to schools across the UK to experience both productions in the classroom, with Henry IV Part I in June 2014 and Henry IV Part II in July 2014. As the first theatre company to broadcast its work to schools the RSC reached over 34,000 students with its opening streaming of Richard II in November which included a live Q&A hosted by Konnie Huq with David Tennant and Gregory Doran.

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