19:45, Tue 5th – Sat 9th May 2015 at ADC Theatre
Easter Week 2
"Banish not him thy Harry’s company: banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.” (II.iv)
Henry IV, consumed by guilt for the rebellion by which he seized the throne, faces an uprising of his own. His enemies are uniting to challenge his rule, yet all the while his heir Hal shuns his royal responsibilities, instead keeping company with the apparent miscreants of Eastcheap: drunkards, thieves and a certain John Falstaff. Caught between two worlds and two domineering paternal influences, Hal must decide between fulfilling his birthright and a life of heady merriment.
A traditional playhouse setting, complete with live band, will be the backdrop to this interplay of political intrigue and boisterous comedy: an exploration of identity against the forces of responsibility and revelry.