Henry IV Part 2, or Falstaff
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Henry IV Part 2, or Falstaff
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"Henry IV Part 2, or Falstaff" takes place during the reign of Henry IV in his final years.

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Critic Reviews (8)

London Theatre
May 13th, 2019

Michelle Terry is an electrifying Hotspur... One of the theatrical joys of the trilogy is to see such a small, tight ensemble - there are just 12 actors in all - sharing the plays and parts between them.'
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Time Out London
May 13th, 2019

The explosive first half moves at the pace of a modern thriller: a lot of the superfluous old bores...have been cut out, and even the considerably more exciting plot to assassinate the young king has been pared down...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 11th, 2019

...if the fat knight ain’t funny, the two parts of Henry IV are like a leaky barrel of sack; the comic vitality, and much of the necessary pathos, seeps out.'
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The Times (UK)
May 13th, 2019

The two parts of Henry IV run the gamut from terrific to tedious...The designer, Jessica Worrall, and the composer, Tayo Akinbode, cast the right mood without fuss. The performances, though, sometimes need reining in.'
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The Stage (UK)
May 11th, 2019

...She’s [Michelle Terry] fantastic in the title role, vivid and intense... There are some lovely comic moments too, but it’s Terry’s cocky, complicated Hotspur who illuminates this accessible, enjoyable production.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 13th, 2019

Terry appears in only the first of the three plays but is the dominant force in it. Often flailing her arms, she’s dynamic as Harry Hotspur, a character who can come across as Hamlet in reverse...'
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The Guardian (UK)
May 13th, 2019

Michelle Terry’s volcanic Hotspur...is wholly commanding: of her soldiers, of our attention and of the text. It is as though the words don’t exist until they leave her mouth. She’s so good it is hard to look elsewhere...'
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What's On Stage (UK)
May 11th, 2019

...this ensemble has a worthy wit in the form of Helen Schlesinger... her comic timing and connection to the audience is beguiling...Michelle Terry's Hotspur is also excellent.'
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