Henry V photo on Stagedoor

Henry V Tickets

Performed in the intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time

Henry V photo on Stagedoor
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Thu 10 Nov 2022 - Sat 4 Feb 2023, 1pm, 2pm, 6.30pm & 7.30pm Captioned: Fri 9 Dec, 2pm & Fri 27 Jan, 7.30pm Audio Described: Sat 10 Dec, 2pm & Thu 2 Feb, 7.30pm Relaxed: Wed 14 Dec & Sat 28 Jan, 2pm BSL: Fri 27 Jan, 7.30pm

About Henry V

Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, a monarchy in peril… Experience Shakespeare’s unnervingly relevant Henry V in a production that offers a different perspective on England’s hero. Henry, the young and newly crowned king, is impatient to assert control over the people of England. Having received a humiliating gift from overseas, his bruised ego leads him to double down on a military invasion abroad in a bid to expand his green and pleasant land. But at what devastating cost? Witness Henry’s bombastic pursuit of power, throwing into question what it really means to be English. A production by Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong, with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Corrina, Corrina, Liverpool Everyman; Metamorphoses, Shakespeare’s Globe). Content guidance: This production contains moments of graphic violence, references to sexual assault and strong language.