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Player Kings

Player Kings

Live at
The Alexandra, Birmingham
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Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul 2024
  Tickets available from £15.00
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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.

The Alexandra, Birmingham

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Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul 2024
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
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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The Alexandra, Birmingham

Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
Birmingham New Street Station and Grand Central.
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Birmingham’s beloved theatre, The Alexandra, was built in 1901 by William Coutts and throughout its vast history, has become home to first class entertainment. In 2018, the venue underwent an extensive refurbishment and reverted to its original name, The Alexandra. The theatre is a valuable contributor to culture within Birmingham and the West Midlands, presenting first-rate musicals, drama, comedy and more.

Notable performances at The Alexandra Theatre include Chicago, Fame and An Inspector Calls, with new shows added regularly.  It’s seen many famous faces throughout the years and continues to bring star-studded shows to Birmingham straight from London’s West End. Browse The Alexandra’s show listings now.

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The Alexandra, Birmingham

change
Wed 10 Jul - Sat 13 Jul 2024
Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4DS
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:
Join ATG+, the UK's best live entertainment membership

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
No transaction fees
Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
Dedicated phone line, partner offers
Exclusive member events
Join today

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