THE HISTORY PLAYS

WAR, WONDER & WILDERNESS

Our new resident Globe Ensemble kick off the Globe Theatre season with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.

These exuberant, life-affirming plays offer an extraordinary panorama of England as they tell the story of the reign of Henry IV, Hotspur’s enraged rebellion, Falstaff’s escapades and pranks, and ultimately Hal’s reign as King Henry V as he leads the English ‘band of brothers’ into battle at Agincourt.

Across the three plays, our company of 11 actors play just short of 100 parts, moving fluidly between comedy and tragedy and from taverns to battlefields, all within the embrace of our ‘wooden O’, the Globe Theatre.

Now all the youth of England are on fire…

— Henry V, Act II, Prologue

Watch the three plays separately, or join us for one of our epic Trilogy Days throughout the summer when you can watch them back-to-back and receive a 15% discount.

Join our feast of the imagination this summer

PHOTOS & VIDEO

VIDEO: IN REHEARSAL

REVIEWS

★★★★

‘The entire ensemble are a joy to watch.’

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★

‘It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s tender, it’s tense, it’s a quiet triumph.’

THE TIMES

★★★★

‘Joyous, revealing and meaningful, celebrating the versatility of theatre’

FINANCIAL TIMES

★★★★

‘A soul-soaring performance’

Metro

★★★★

‘The best kind of Globe experience… there’s no place quite like it.’

LONDONTHEATRE.CO.UK

★★★★

‘Exhilarating… A heck of a lot of fun.’

The Arts Desk

★★★★

‘A larger-than-life epic, fitting for its stage – this is the most fun you can have watching Shakespeare.’

THE UPCOMING

‘The sense of collaborative creation from the ensemble brings about some beautiful moments’

EXEUNT

SPECIAL OFFERS

Trilogy day offer: save 15%

Join us on one of our special Trilogy days throughout the summer when we will be performing Henry IV Part 1 (12.00 noon), Henry IV Part 2 (4.00 PM) and Henry V (8.00 PM) back-to-back.

Book tickets in one transaction for all three plays on a Trilogy day and save 15% on the total cost. See Trilogy dates here.

15% Trilogy Day discount terms & conditions* Tickets must be in the same price band for performances on a single Trilogy Day, and must be purchased in a single transaction.

PRESENTED BY THE GLOBE ENSEMBLE

Michelle Terry as Hotspur in Henry IV Part 1, or Hotspur

Henry IV Part 1

Globe Theatre
As King Henry IV prepares to defend his crown in the face of Hotspur’s rebellion, his son, Hal, can’t tear himself away from Falstaff and the taverns of Eastcheap...
Helen Schlesinger in Henry IV

Henry IV Part 2

Globe Theatre
The king lies dying and the country continues to tear itself apart. Comedy and tragedy intertwine as Prince Hal prepares to accept the crown. But what will become of his old friend Falstaff?
Sarah Amankwah as Henry V

Henry V

Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s iconic depiction of patriotism, warfare and faith. Can the English ‘band of brothers’ overcome their French foes at Agincourt?