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The Road to Shrewsbury (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Road to Shrewsbury
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 11 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry IV, Part 1 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 3-5 of King Henry IV Part 1. The fourth installment in an ambitious 15-part series, An Age of Kings (see also numbers 156, 158-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 505-6). For background, see 156 above, and The Hollow Crown (485), which is based on Richard II. Both as the first play in Shakespeare's tetralogy and from the standpoint of historical chronology, Richard II belongs first in the series

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

BolingbrokeTom Fleming
Prince HalRobert Hardy
John Of LancasterPatrick Garland
WestmorelandJulian Glover
Sir Walter BluntFrank Windsor
WorcesterGeoffrey Bayldon
HotspurSean Connery
MortimerDavid Andrews
ScroopEdgar Wreford
Sir MichaelKenneth Farrington
DouglasAndrew Faulds
GlendowerWilliam Squire
VernonAlan Rowe
FalstaffFrank Pettingell
BardolphGordon Gostelow
Lady PercyPatricia Heneghan
Lady MortimerValerie Gearon
Hostess QuicklyAngela Baddeley
CastJeremy Bisley
CastMichael Cox
CastJohn Greenwood
CastTimothy Harley
CastTerence Lodge
CastJohn Scott
CastTerry Scully
CastLeon Shepperdson
CastBrian Smith
MessengerAnthony Valentine
CastTerry Wale
CastDerek Ware
CastJerome Willis

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell