Player Kings - in rehearsals. Toheeb Jimoh and Ian McKellen. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Photos: Player Kings in rehearsals with Ian McKellen, Toheeb Jimoh, Richard Coyle

Behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos are in for Player Kings, coming to the Noel Coward Theatre in London starring Ian McKellen.

This new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 is directed and adapted by Robert Icke, and stars Ian McKellen as Sir John Falstaff, Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso, Romeo and Juliet) as Hal, and Richard Coyle (Ink, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore) as King Henry IV.

Player Kings will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from 1 April to 22 June 2024, with previews at the New Wimbledon Theatre (1 March to 9 March 2024), and Manchester Opera House (14 to 23 March 2024).

The cast will also include Raphael Akuwudike (Prince John/Second Drawer), Sara Beharrell (Hotspur’s Servant/Snare/Davy), Samuel Edward-Cook (Hotspur/Pistol), Geoffrey Freshwater (Bardolph), James Garnon (Worcester/Silence), Alice Hayes (Messenger/Carrier), Henry Jenkinson (Harcourt), Nigel Lister (Northumberland/Francis) Annette McLaughlin (Warwick), Mark Monero (Peto), Hywel Morgan (Sir Walter Blunt), Joseph Mydell (Lord Chief Justice), Clare Perkins (Mistress Quickly), Daniel Rabin (Poins), David Semark (Vernon), David Shelley (Sheriff/Surrey), Robin Soans (Shallow), Tafline Steen (Tearsheet/Lady Percy) and Perry Williams (Page/Douglas/Thomas).

Joining Robert Icke in the creative team are Set and Costume Designer Hildegard Bechtler; Lighting Designer Lee Curran; Sound Designer Gareth Fry; Casting Director Julia Horan CDG; Fight Director Kev McCurdy; Associate Costume Designer Johanna Coe; Hair and Make-up Designer Susanna Peretz; and Associate Directors Jack Bradfield and Lizzie Manwaring.

Player Kings is running at the Noel Coward Theatre from 1 April 2024.

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Photos: Player Kings – In rehearsal

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📷 Main photo: Player Kings - in rehearsals. Toheeb Jimoh and Ian McKellen. Photo by Manuel Harlan

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