‘The game’s afoot’
Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, the death of a monarch… 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?
Direct from its critically-acclaimed run in Shakespeare’s Globe‘s intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, witness Henry’s bombastic pursuit of power, throwing into question what it really means to be English.
A Production by Leeds Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong with Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Corrina, Corrina, Liverpool Everyman; Metamorphoses, Shakespeare’s Globe).
'finely tuned production'
'I have never seen a Henry with such an inner life'
'a scintillating, perfectly-timed play'
'fine ensemble is particularly impressive'
What's on Stage
The Reviews Hub
'breathtaking for its ambition, direction and the performances'
North West End
Prince Thomas/Orléans/Captain Gower
Bardolph/Constable of France/Bates
Prince John/Captain Fluellen
Prince Louis/Queen of France/Le Fer/Ambassador 1
King of France/Captain Erpingham/Governer of Harfleur/Ambassador 2
Assistant Stage Manager
Candle Consultant/Lighting Designer
Company Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Set and Costume Designer
Holly Race Roughan