Noël Coward Theatre

Player Kings

1st April - 22nd June 2024

About Player Kings

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?

Joining Ian McKellen as Sir John Falstaff are Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso & Romeo and Juliet) as Hal and Richard Coyle (Ink & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as King Henry IV. Raphael Akuwudike (Prince John/Second Drawer), Sara Beharrell (Hotspur’s Servant/Snare/Davy), Samuel Edward-Cook (Hotspur/Pistol), Geoffrey Freshwater (Bardolph), James Garnon (Worcester/Silence), Alice Hayes (Messenger/Carrier), Henry Jenkinson (Harcourt), Nigel Lister (Northumberland/Francis) Annette McLaughlin (Warwick), Mark Monero (Peto), Hywel Morgan (Sir Walter Blunt), Joseph Mydell (Lord Chief Justice), Clare Perkins (Mistress Quickly), Daniel Rabin (Poins), David Semark (Vernon), David Shelley (Sheriff/Surrey), Robin Soans (Shallow), Tafline Steen (Tearsheet/Lady Percy) and Perry Williams (Page/Douglas/Thomas) complete the cast.

Bringing together Shakespeare's two great history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2) into the theatrical event of the season, PLAYER KINGS will reign over London's West End for twelve weeks only - playing at the Noël Coward Theatre from April 2024.

Player Kings Tickets

at the Noël Coward Theatre

Ticket Prices

Standard Tickets from: £20*

Please check individual performances for price availability.

For Booking fees and other information click here.

Performance schedule

Monday: 6:30pm
Tuesday: 6:30pm
Wednesday: 2:30pm
Thursday: 6:30pm
Friday: 6:30pm
Saturday: 2:30pm

Some Things You Need to Know

Age recommendation: 14+

Please note: This production contains adult themes, gunshots and use of haze.

Everyone, regardless of age, must have their own ticket to enter the theatre. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.

You may not bring food or drink purchased elsewhere.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

Accessibility

If you have access requirements, you can find information regarding accessibility at this theatre here.

Player Kings Access Performance Dates

Captioned Performance

Saturday 1 June 2024 at 2:30pm

Audio Described Performance

Saturday 15 June 2024 at 2:30pm

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Groups and Education Theatre Tickets

Discounts and Savings when booking for your Group or School

Groups

Groups (10+)

Band A and B at £55, valid Monday and Tuesday performances only.

Education

Schools (10+)

Band C and D at £25, valid Monday to Wednesday performances only.

Theatre Hospitality Packages

Hospitality, Champagne and VIP Packages from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

Champagne Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable) and a hospitality meet and greet service.

Hospitality, Champagne and VIP Packages from Delfont Mackintosh Theatres

VIP Package

Includes a Premium Seat, half a bottle of Champagne, a show programme, a souvenir brochure (where applicable), specially designated hospitality area, savoury canapés, your choice of drinks, and a theatre host.