Player Kings


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 West End’s Noël Coward Theatre from the 1st April to the 22nd June 2024.

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.

A divided country, leadership crumbling, corruption in the air. Welcome to England.

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What is Player Kings about?

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?

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Monday 1st April – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Running Time

3hrs 40minutes (incl. 20 minutes interval)

Cast & Creatives

Ian McKellen (Falstaff), Robert Icke (Director)

Further casting to be announced

Age Guidance: Recommended 14+ with adult themes.

Please note: This production contains strobe, haze and smoking of real cigarettes.

Photo Credit: Manual Harlan

Booking Period

Mon 1 Apr - Sat 22 Jun 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 6:30PM
Tuesday 6:30PM
Wednesday 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Thursday 6:30PM
Friday 6:30PM
Saturday 2:30PM

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Venue Information

Noël Coward Theatre

85-88 St Martin's Ln, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4AP

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square


24, 29, 176

Nearest Car Parks

Upper St Martin's Lane and Cambridge Circus

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