About This Show

Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, a monarchy in peril… it’s not 2022 but the late fifteenth century, and young, newly crowned Henry is eager to assert power at home and abroad.

When a humiliating message arrives from overseas, a bruised ego leads Henry to double down on a military invasion, at a devestating cost.

Performed in the Globe’s intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, join us as we explore the bombastic, single-minded pursuit of Henry V, and what it means to be ‘British’. A co-production by Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Corrina, Corrina, Liverpool Everyman, Metamorphoses, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).

‘The game’s afoot:

Follow your spirit, and upon this charge

Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’’

– Act III, scene 1

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: 10 November 2022 Final Performance: 04 February 2023
Location: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, West End

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WhatsOnStage Review

| | 25 November 2022


Josephine Callies Katherine/Boy
James Cooney Thomas/Orleans/Gower
Georgia Frost Nym/Michael Williams/Fluellen
Elenor Henderson Queen of France/Prince Louise/Ambassador 1/Le Fer
Geoffrey Lumb King of France/Erpingham/Governor of Harfleur/Ambassador 2
Helena Lymbery Henry IV/Exeter
Dharmesh Patel Scroop/Pistol/Montjoy/Officer
Joanna Levine Bass Viol
Benjin Pollock Nyckelharpa

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