Drum and Colours: Henry IV

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Sophie Franco

Center Theatre at Seattle Center

March 14, 2023


April 9, 2023

King Henry IV’s reign has been rife with conflict from the very beginning, which is not surprising given that he usurped the throne from Richard II. Now, even friends have become enemies as conflict between the King and his former supporters grows. To make matters worse, the King’s son seems disinclined to rule, frequenting the taverns and brothels of London with his friend Sir John Falstaff. Family drama and political intrigue intertwine to make way for a new ruler, and as unrest grows and conflict bubbles, England dares to ask: who has the right to wear the crown?An all-BIPOC company gathers for this epic tale of a polarized nation, a combined adaptation of both parts of Henry IV in a follow up to Drum and Colours from winter 2022.

Content Advisories: This show includes content that may be distressing. Below are some particular warnings, but if you have any further questions, please email marketing@seattleshakespeare.org and we’ll be happy to provide additional information. This show contains: violence, blood, gore, murder, fatphobia

*These advisories are based on the text of the play. As the show is developed and goes into rehearsals, we will continue to update advisories based on production-specific choices.*