Torchlight Too: Hal & Falstaff
Hal & Falstaff: the Prodigal Prince and the Lord of Misrule.
Henry (Harry or Hal) Monmouth (later Henry V): Scoundrel, lay-about, party animal; friend to cut-purses, prostitutes and thieves; player of practical jokes, shirker of responsibility (‘hakuna mutata’ was his creed); Prince, heir apparent, soldier; and eventually, a pretty good king.
Sir John Falstaff: that enormous and well-loved con-man, coward and gad-about-town; grifter, pretender, liar and thief; the Lord of Misrule.
Theirs is a friendship doomed to fall. For when the Prince rises to be King, he must embrace rule and order. What room then for an old and unrepentant lay-about, the very embodiment of disorder itself?
An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 with bits of Henry V, delivered with battles, sword fights, kissing and quaffing – along with some mighty fine speeches.
September 3-22 2013 – Touring to three different indoor venues!