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What's OnPlayer Kings Starring Ian McKellen

Catch the legendary Ian McKellen starring as Falstaff in a new spin on Shakespeare’s Henry IV at the Noël Coward Theatre this Spring and Summer.

Directed by the renowned director, Robert Icke, this star-studded play is a must-see!

Step into a world plagued by chaos and uncertainty, where leadership is lacking and crime runs rampant. Hal, a character born far from royalty, unexpectedly finds himself on the verge of inheriting the throne.

Despite his father's wishes for him to leave behind his tavern companions, especially the infamous John Falstaff, Hal remains torn. As the threat of war looms, the question remains: Can Hal rise to meet his destiny?

Experience the fusion of Shakespeare's two greatest history plays (Henry IV, parts 1 and 2) in the theatrical event of the season, Player Kings. Don’t miss its limited twelve-week run at the Noël Coward Theatre.

Secure your tickets now to witness Ian McKellen’s captivating performance in the heart of London’s Theatreland.

Newton to Shakespeare

Duel Purpose

In 1849, whilst in London, Karl Marx lived in the German Hotel, which is now Leicester House.

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