London Globe Production of Henry IV Part 2 Will Hit Movie Theatres Aug. 18

News   London Globe Production of Henry IV Part 2 Will Hit Movie Theatres Aug. 18 "Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series," an exclusive four-part, in-theatre series of classic Shakespeare titles shown in more than 260 movie theatres nationwide this summer and fall, will continue Aug. 18 when Henry IV Part 2 hits the big screen.

Roger Allam
Roger Allam Photo by John Haynes

The series, captured in 2010 from the Globe Theatre in London, is presented by NCM Fathom, Arts Alliance Media and the Globe and will also include Henry VIII, playing Sept. 15. The Merry Wives of Windsor was the first installment in the series, followed by Henry IV Part 1.

Each performance will begin at 6:30 PM local time and will include a special 20-minute historical perspective on the Globe, the reconstruction process, the work of the Globe today, and a behind-the-scenes look at each production with interviews from the actors and creative team involved.

Henry IV Part 2, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, stars Roger Allam, who won the Best Actor Olivier Award for his performance as Falstaff in this production. The cast also features Oliver Cotton as King Henry IV and Jamie Parker as Prince Hal.

In Part 2, according to press notes, "Hotspur is dead and Prince Hal has proved his mettle on the battlefield, but Henry IV lies dying and the rebels, though scattered, show no sign of declaring their allegiance to the Crown. Even Falstaff is forced out of the tav¬erns to raise a scratch militia in the country. But will his attachment to the rising Hal be rewarded with promotion and the life of ease he feels sure he deserves? At least the equal of Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 includes some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare: the deathbed scene of the old King, when Hal contemplates the crown; the reunion of Falstaff with his old boon companion, Justice Shallow; and Hal’s devastating rejection of Falstaff himself."

The creative team includes designer Jonathan Fensom, composer and musical director Claire Van Kampe, choreographer Siân Williams and fight director Philip D’orleans. Tickets for "Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series" are available at participating theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For more information, click here.

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