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Player Kings
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Player Kings

01 Apr 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
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Why Watch Player Kings?

  • Witness a unique theatrical event that combines Shakespeare's two great history plays, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 in a single performance.
  • Experience the thrill of seeing the infamous John Falstaff, portrayed by the legendary Ian McKellen, in a larger-than-life performance.
  • Book your Player Kings London tickets today and catch this much-anticipated production at London's prestigious Noel Coward Theatre for a limited twelve-week run.
  • The plot revolves around Prince Hal, who seems unlikely to ever ascend the throne. However, when his father, Henry IV, longs for him to leave his wayward life, things begin to change. As war looms, Hal must decide whether he can step up as a leader.

About Show

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Age Suitability


A perfect blend of history, drama, and comedy, Player Kings brings to life the tale of Prince Hal's transformation into a noble king. With a stellar cast led by acclaimed actor Sir Ian McKellen as the flamboyant character Falstaff, this theatrical event is sure to fascinate audiences. This unique production offers a deeper insight into the tumultuous Wars of the Roses and the ascension of the Tudor dynasty in England. Watch Player Kings in London and experience the magic of Shakespeare.

The Story

Set in a divided England, Player Kings charts the journey of Hal, who unexpectedly finds himself in line to be king. Despite his father's pleas to leave behind his tavern-dwelling friends, notably the infamous John Falstaff, Hal is drawn back to Eastcheap. War looms on the horizon, but will Hal step up to his destiny? Witness this gripping narrative of Player Kings. London tickets are available for booking now!

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Player Kings may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Ian McKellen as Falstaff
  • Director: Robert Icke
  • Design: Hildegard Bechtler
  • Lighting: Lee Curran

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • Player Kings is suitable for ages 3 and above.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Player Kings voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Noel Coward Theatre

The Noel Coward Theatre, originally known as the New Theatre, was built by Sir Charles Wyndham on St. Martin's Lane in London, England, and opened on March 12, 1903. It was renamed the Noel Coward in tribute to the late Sir Bronson Noel Coward who had presided as its manager for many years. The theatre opened with a production of Rosemary starring Charles Wyndham and his wife, Mary Moore, ever since, Noel Coward Theatre has hosted a number of notable productions such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Lionel Bart's musical retelling of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, which opened 30 June 1960.

Seating Capacity: 960

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Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU

Bus: Take bus numbers 24, 29, or 176 and get off at St. Martin’s Place (Stop K). The theatre is a few minutes walk from the bus stop.

Rail: Charing Cross is the closest train station to the theatre, which is just a 5-7 minute walk away.

Tube: Leicester Square is the nearest tube station. The theatre is just a 5-minute walk from the station.

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, Bar, Gift Shop, Toilets

Accessibility: Audio Described Performances, Captioned Performances, Accessible Toilets, Guide Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Accessible

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Player Kings Tickets

How much do the Player Kings tickets cost?

The cost of the Player Kings tickets starts from £37.79 and will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

What is the opening date for Player Kings?

Player Kings opens on 1 April 2024 at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.

What age is Player Kings appropriate for?

Player Kings does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 3 and above.

Where is Player Kings playing in London?

Player Kings is playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London and opens on 1 April 2024.

How long does Player Kings run for?

The running time of Player Kings is 4 hours.

What is Player Kings about?

A realm divided, leadership falters, corruption lingers in England. Unlikely heir Hal, torn from tavern life, faces impending war. Can he rise to the challenge?

Who are the main stars of Player Kings?

The main stars of Player Kings are Ian McKellen as the infamous John Falstaff, Richard Coyle
as King Henry IV, and Toheeb Jimoh as Hal.

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