Henry V

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, the death of a monarch… Experience Shakespeare’s unnervingly relevant Henry V in a ‘terrific… fast, slick and fresh’ (The Telegraph) 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).

‘The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’’

 – Act III, scene 1

Content guidance: This production contains graphic violence; coercive behaviour; sexual assault and strong language, including descriptions of infanticide and sexual violence. Please contact the ticketing team on 020 7401 9919 or [email protected] if you would like further details on the play’s content.

DETAILS

TICKETS
Galleries (Seating) £62 – £25
Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

Due to the intimate nature of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, we are unable to admit latecomers so please arrive in plenty of time before the performance.

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Part of Winter 2022/23

Photography: Sebastian Nevols
Art Direction: Irene Omodeo Zorini
Typeface: Typeland

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★★★★

‘Extraordinary, intimate, intense… What a feat. Johnstone is terrific… He mesmerises as Henry’

THE OBSERVER

★★★★

‘A fantastic ensemble… A dynamic, finely-tuned production’

THE GUARDIAN

★★★★

‘Terrific… Fast, slick, startlingly focused and fresh’

THE TELEGRAPH

★★★★

‘Fresh, vivid, intense… Speaks with new and unusual clarity’

EVENING STANDARD

★★★★

‘An impressive ensemble… Seamlessly blends classical and contemporary’

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★★

‘Slick, revelatory, bold… A Henry V for our times’

THE ARTS DESK

★★★★

‘Johnstone’s Henry is extraordinary, powerful and frightening’

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS

'We're questioning everything' | Rehearsal Trailer (2022)

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'The game's afoot' | Teaser Trailer (2022)

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Introducing the Henry V cast & creatives

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Friday 9th December

Limited Tickets 2:00 PM

Friday 27th January

7:30 PM
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Saturday 10th December

Limited Tickets 2:00 PM

Thursday 2nd February

7:30 PM
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Wednesday 14th December

2:00 PM

Saturday 28th January

2:00 PM
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Friday 27th January

7:30 PM

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Henry V

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