Player Kings

Player Kings

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Opera House Manchester
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Thu 14 Mar - Sat 23 Mar 2024
  Tickets available from £50.00
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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.

Opera House Manchester

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Thu 14 Mar - Sat 23 Mar 2024
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
This show has an interval
Mon - Fri at 18:30
Sat at 14:30 and 18:30
Age guidance: 14+ with adult themes. 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 Opera House Manchester from the 14th to the 23rd March 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.

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Opera House Manchester

3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
Deansgate Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times Please be aware this is a cashless venue and will only accept card payments at retail points.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Originally The New Theatre, it opened on Boxing Day, 1912. It went through several iterations, being renamed once before becoming the Opera House in 1920. It's also been used for different functions; as a cinema in WW2, then a bingo hall before reopening as a theatre again in 1984. Since, it has hosted magnificent shows like Barnum and Phantom of the Opera.

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Opera House Manchester

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Thu 14 Mar - Sat 23 Mar 2024
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
This show has an interval
Mon - Fri at 18:30
Sat at 14:30 and 18:30
Age guidance: 14+ with adult themes. 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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Exclusive member events
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