The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble returns to the stunning Roma Street Parkland with Shakespeare’s much-loved Henry IV Part 1.

King Henry risked everything to take the crown, but now, under threat from former allies and foreign enemies, it sits uneasily. To make matters worse, his rebellious son, Prince Hal, is spending all his time in the seediest pubs of London with a troupe of petty criminals led by that corrupter of youth, Sir John Falstaff. As Henry’s enemies unite and the threat of war approaches, we’re drawn into an epic tale of family and friendship, rivalry and redemption.

As much a drunken comedy and coming-of-age drama as it is a history, Henry IV Part 1 is sure to delight and excite Shakespeare lovers and newcomers alike!

“The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble’s mastery of the language was clear, flowing naturally and full of meaning.”
Elise Lawrence, Backstreet Brisbane

“… this play is brilliant, and it was brilliantly performed”
Susan Hetherington, RideHomeReview

“a refreshing interpretation of Shakespeare’s Henry The IV Part 1.”
Rhys M Becks, XS Entertainment


Garry Condeseres – Ensemble

Matthew Filkins – Earl of Worcester; Gadshill

Leah Fitzgerald-Quinn – Ensemble

Matt Gaffney – Northumberland; Glendower; Richard Vernon

Ellen Hardisty – Earl of Westmorland; Lady Percy

Liliana Macarone – King Henry

Frances Marrington – Walter Blunt; Peto; Lady Mortimer

Rebecca Murphy – Poins

Rob Pensalfini – Falstaff

Dudley Powell – Douglas; Hostess; Chamberlain

Silvan Rus – Prince Hal

John Siggers – Bardolph; Mortimer

Angus Thorburn – Hotspur

Director: Rebecca Murphy

Musical Director: Silvan Rus

Fight Choreographer: Rob Pensalfini

Assistant Director: Liliana Macarone

Accent Coach: Colin Smith

Dramaturg: Tahlia Downs

Production Manager: Kylii Davies

Costume Designer: Gabby Carbon

Lighting Designer: Steven Tibbits

Set and Props: Bradley Chapman

Stage Manager: Siobhan Martin

Assistant Stage Manager: Isabella Ross

Rehearsal Assistants: Tahlia Downs, Keziah Dos Santos, Raphael Tefera