Player Kings

Player Kings

Noel Coward Theatre

  • Opens: Monday, 1 April 2024 -
    Booking until: Saturday, 22 June 2024
  • Running time: TBC
Player Kings description

Ian McKellen - 'one of the world's greatest actors' (Times) - plays Falstaff in a new version of Shakespeare's Henry IV, adapted by the award-winning writer and director Robert Icke. A divided country, leadership crumbling, corruption in the air. Welcome to England.

Hal wasn't born to be king. Only now, it seems, he will be. His father longs for him to leave behind his friends in the taverns of Eastcheap, most notably the infamous John Falstaff. War is on the horizon. But will Hal ever come good?

Bringing together Shakespeare's two great history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2), Player Kings will reign over London's West End for twelve weeks only – playing at the Noël Coward Theatre from April 2024.

Assisted Performances

Captioned Performance: Saturday 1 June 2024 - 2.30pm

Audio described Performance: Saturday 15 June 2024 - 2.30pm

Starring

Ian McKellen

Playing at Noel Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB (venue info)

Noel Coward Theatre Directions

Age restrictions

Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old.

85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen
85-88 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU GB Ian McKellen