Date(s) - 10 Apr 2013
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
State Theatre Centre Of WA
Captioned Performance: Wednesday, 10 April 2013 at 7.30pm
Booking details: http://www.statetheatrecentrewa.com.au/eventDisplay.aspx?ID=1111. Please ensure you ask for seats with a good view of the caption screens. Captions also available on mobiles and tablets via the GoTheatrical App!
Presented by Perth Theatre Trust, the State Theatre Centre WA and the Bell Shakespeare Company
King Henry 4 risked everything for the crown. But his son doesn’t seem to share the same ambition.
Instead, he’d rather hang around with petty criminals and lowlife drunkards. But when the King’s former supporters stage a rebellion against him, we’re drawn into a sprawling tale of adventure, ambition and political intrigue. John Bell directs this new production and stars as Shakespeare’s greatest comic creation, Falstaff. Lord of misrule, life of the party, corrupter of youth. And his Australian take on English history, with its monarchy, class system and civil unrest teeters on the edge of anarchy.
This age-old story of a rebellious son and a domineering father is bursting with dramatic tension interspersed with riotous, bawdy comedy, music and violence set to recapture the boisterous atmosphere of Shakespeare’s Globe for a modern audience.