Player Kings

Player Kings

Live at
Bristol Hippodrome
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Wed 3 Jul - Sat 6 Jul 2024
  Tickets available from £15.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.95
Play
3 hours 40 minutes
incl. interval
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.

Bristol Hippodrome

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Wed 3 Jul - Sat 6 Jul 2024
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
3 hours 40 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Fri at 19:00
Thu at 14:30
Sat at 13:00
Age guidance: 14+ with adult themes. Contains strobe and haze - contact the Box Office for content warnings
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Joining the previously announced Ian McKellen as Sir John Falstaff are Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso & Romeo and Juliet - Almeida) as Hal and Richard Coyle (Ink - Almeida/West End & Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as King Henry IV.

Player Kings

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) into the theatrical event of the season, Player Kings will reign over the UK in 2024.

Completing the cast alongside Ian McKellen, Toheeb Jimoh and Richard Coyle are Raphael Akuwudike, Sara Beharrell, Samuel Edward-Cook, Geoffrey Freshwater, James Garnon, Alice Hayes, Henry Jenkinson, Nigel Lister, Annette McLaughlin, Mark Monero,  Hywel Morgan, Joseph Mydell, Clare Perkins, Daniel Rabin, David Semark, David Shelley, Robin Soans, Tafline Steen, Perry Williams.

Player Kings Tour Venues:

New Wimbledon Theatre

Noël Coward Theatre

Opera House Manchester

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Bristol Hippodrome

St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
Bristol Temple Meads
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Please note this is a cashless venue.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Private Hospitality - Spaces available to hire
Membership Benefits - Save 25% off at the bar up to 30 minutes before the show starts.

The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.

It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.

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Bristol Hippodrome

change
Wed 3 Jul - Sat 6 Jul 2024
St Augustine’s Parade Bristol BS1 4UZ
3 hours 40 minutes incl. interval
Wed and Fri at 19:00
Thu at 14:30
Sat at 13:00
Age guidance: 14+ with adult themes. Contains strobe and haze - contact the Box Office for content warnings
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
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Exclusive member events
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