Royal Shakespeare Company: Henry IV Part One

This is a meetup for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of "Henry IV", part one. Royal Shakespeare Company features are filmed theatre shows from the Royal Shakespeare Company, reproduced in high quality in the cinema.. "Henry IV" is a Shakespearian history play; it covers the period in which King Henry IV reigned in England.

Please only RSVP if you will attend; no shows will be recorded for future reference. 

Date: Saturday, 7th June, 2014

Time: Meet at 12:30pm for the 1:00pm session. 

Place: Meet outside "Black Orange" in the arcade outside Cinema Nova. This is roughly opposite the box office. 

Notes: NT Live sessions have reserved seating and booking in advance is highly recommended at the time you RSVP, and not later. If you leave bookings until later, you might end up with a poor seat or possibly even not able to get into the session at all. 

*** My seat allocation for this session is G7.  Please post your seat allocation to the public message board when you RSVP. ***

Tickets can be purchased in advance using the following link:

http://www.cinemanova.com.au/catalogue/royal-shakespeare-company/35697

If you leave it until the day to purchase tickets, please note that all purchases at the box office are cash only. The only way to pay using a credit card is online, in advance. If you need to use a debit or credit card, the Westpac ATM in the arcade may be of assistance but you will be charged cash advance or other bank withdrawal fees unless you use a Westpac/St George savings account. It is recommended that you post your seat allocation in the comments area after you RSVP so that others can purchase seats near yours and the group ends up together, or at least in the same part of the cinema. Cinema Nova members receive a small discount (usually around $5) from the ticket price. 

Duration: May be up to 4 hours, probably with a 15 or 20 minute intermission.  Exact duration TBA.

Synopsis: 

Following his sell-out production of Richard II, RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare's history plays with Henry IV Parts I and II, an epic, comic and thrilling vision of a nation in turmoil.

Antony Sher returns to the Company to play the infamous comic knight Falstaff, with Jasper Britton as Henry IV and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. Having deposed the previous king, he is only too aware of the tenuousness of his position, and of the price to be paid if he falters. As his father prepares to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of the war, Hal and Falstaff are thrust into the brutal reality of the battlefield, where Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne.

Further information: 

There is a Wikipedia article for Henry IV the play, but beware - it contains spoilers.

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  • Simon

    An enjoyable production, although too much fluff at the beginning (credits only need to be shown once, not for 40 minutes). Falstaff definitely stole the show. Looking forward to seeing the second half in July. Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you again soon.

    June 10

  • Brent C.

    Great costumes, language & swordfighting choreography, but dramatically one of his lesser efforts with pretty forgettable characters other than Falstaff.

    1 · June 7

  • deccles26

    I wish I didn't sit in the dark for an hour before it started. Once it started it was great.

    June 7

  • Tanya S.

    hi there living in Ballarat I was sure I could make it today, but bills have come in and I'm afraid I can't. Want to see it though, the RSC is fantastically good usually.

    June 7

  • Simon

    Hi all,

    Just a quick reminder about this session, which is on in just over a week from now. I think most people have bought tickets, but in case you haven't, please do so now. There may be seats in the front available closer to the date, but these NT Live screenings are quite long, and much more comfortable if you can watch from the centre or back of the cinema :) Regards,

    Simon.

    May 29

  • deccles26

    Hello I'm G15. Not many tickets left in the middle and back of this small cinema.

    1 · May 29

  • Erina

    Hi Everyone,
    My seat allocation is F7.

    1 · March 5, 2014

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