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Henry IV

Synopsis
Screen version of the 2014 Donmar production of both of Shakespeare’s plays about Henry IV, restaged with a live audience at a bespoke venue in King’s Cross. An all-female production, presented as if played by inmates of a women’s prison.
Series
Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of release
2018
Transmission details
17 Jun 2018
Duration
131 mins

Credits

Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Producer
John Wyver; Kate Pakenham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Production Design
Bunny Christie
Cast
Harriet WalterKing Henry IV
Sophie StantonSir John Falstaff
Jade AnoukaHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Jackie CluneEarl of Westmoreland
Jennifer JosephSir Walter Blunt
Karen DunbarBardolph
Leah HarveyPoins
Martina LairdGadshill
Sheila AtimLady Percy
Shiloh CokeEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Zainab HasanMessenger

Additional Details

Theatre
Donmar Theatre
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
prisons; Gender reversal

Notes

Notes
The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy began in 2012 with an all-female production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter. It was followed by Henry IV in 2014 and The Tempest in 2016.
General
DVD edition released in the UK in May 2019 with 34 minutes of extras.
History
Premiered on BBC iPlayer.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0696d4w/henry-iv
Online format
Streamed/Download

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Donmar Warehouse

Email
office@donmarwarehouse.com
Web
https://www.donmarwarehouse.com/ External site opens in new window
Address
3 Dryden Street
London
WC2E 9NA
Name

Illuminations

Email
louise@illuminationsmedia.co.uk
Web
http://www.illuminationsmedia.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7288 8400
Fax
020 7288 8488
Address
19-20 Rheidol Mews
Rheidol Terrace
Islington
London
N1 8NU
Notes
Illuminations produces and distributes programmes on arts-related subjects, some of which are made for television and others in conjunction with cultural institutions to accompany specific exhibitions. Many titles are available for sale on DVD, including continuing series on leading contemporary and twentieth century artists and modern architecture, as well as a few programmes on religion, drama, history and ideas.

Distributor

Name

Opus Arte Media Productions

Web
http://www.opusarte.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01435 811511
Fax
01435 811518
Address
Silver Oak Farm
Waldron
Heathfield
East Sussex
TN21 0RS
Name

Retail outlets

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