Shakespeare's Globe

Henry V [2012]

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ - and beyond.

Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. 

In association with the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

Rent or Own this production on the Globe Player.


  • Designer Jonathan Fensom
  • Composer Claire van Kampen
  • Choreographer Sian Williams


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