Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, the death of a monarch… Experience Shakespeare’s unnervingly relevant Henry V in London’s only candlelit theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 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?
Performed in the intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, 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 graphic violence; coercive behaviour; sexual assault and strong language, including descriptions of infanticide and sexual violence.
Access Performances Captioned Performance - Friday 9th December 7:30pm, Friday 27th January 2023 7.30pm. Audio Described Performance - Saturday 10th December 2.00pm, Thursday 2nd February 2023 7.30pm. Relaxed Performance - Wednesday 14th December 2.00pm, Saturday 1st January 2023 2.00pm. BSL Performance - Friday 27th January 2023 7.30pm.
November 10th, 2022
February 4th, 2023
Contain adult themes that some children may find upsetting
By: William Shakespeare
Director: Holly Race Roughan
Cast list: Oliver Johnstone, Dharmesh Patel, Eleanor Henderson, Geoffrey Lumb, Georgia Frost, Helena Lymbery, James Cooney, Jon Furlong, Joséphine Callies, Joshua Griffin
Design: Moi Tran
Costume: Hattie Barsby
Lighting: Azusa Ono
Sound: Max Pappenheim
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Blackfriars
Bus numbers: Lavington Street (Stop SW) 381
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