Henry V Tickets

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London
Booking to 4 February 2023
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Experience Shakespeare’s bombastic Henry V

Performed in Shakespeare’s Globe’s intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, explore the bombastic, single-minded pursuit of Henry V, and what it means to be ‘British’.

Oliver Johnstone puts in a powerhouse performance as Henry V, directed by Holly Race Roughan.

Henry V is co-production by Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong, with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton.

Henry V is booking until 4 February 2023 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.

What's the story of Henry V?

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 devastating cost.

Who is in the cast of Henry V?

Oliver Johnstone (Antigone, All My Sons) stars as Henry V.

Other cast include Joséphine Callies as Katherine/Boy, James Cooney as Thomas/Orleans/Gower, Georgia Frost as Nym/Michael Williams/Rambures, Jon Furlong as Bardolph/John Bates/Constable of France, Joshua Griffin as Bedford/Fluellen, Eleanor Henderson as Queen of France/Prince Louis/Ambassador 1/Le Fer, Geoffrey Lumb as King of France/Erpingham/Governor of Harfleur/Ambassador 2, Helena Lymbery as Henry IV/Exeter and Dharmesh Patel as Scroop/Pistol/Montjoy/Officer.

Who are the creative team of Henry V?

Henry V is written by William Shakespeare.

The creative team includes director Holly Race Roughan, Mona Camille as associate designer, Naeem Hayat as associate director, Azusa Ono as candle consultant and lighting designer, Max Pappenheim as composer and sound designer, Hattie Barsby as costume supervisor, Moi Tran as designer, Cordelia Lynn as dramaturg, Kate Waters as fight director, Glynn MacDonald as Globe associate for movement, Tess Dignan as head of voice, Malik Nashad Sharpe as movement director and Katie Heath as seasonal voice coach.


Reviews of Henry V

★★★★ "Henry V thrillingly retooled" - Telegraph
★★★★ "This dynamic co-production" - The Guardian
★★★★ ""Fresh, vivid and intense" - Evening Standard

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 4 February 2023
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Matinees: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

Access Performances: Captioned Performance – 9th Dec 7:30pm, 27th Jan 2023 7.30pm; Audio Described Performance – 10th Dec 2.00pm, 2nd Feb 2023 7.30pm; Relaxed Performance – 14th Dec 2.00pm, 1st Jan 2023 2.00pm; BSL Performance – 27th Jan 2023 7.30pm.

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

Content guidance: This production contains graphic violence; coercive behaviour; sexual assault and strong language, including descriptions of infanticide and sexual violence.


Venue Information

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 21 New Globe Walk, South Bank, SE1 9DT
Nearest Tube or Train: London Bridge (Jubilee line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 45, 63, 100, 15, 17, 11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76, 381 , RV1, 344
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Henry V casting announced for Shakespeare’s Globe
Casting has been revealed for the forthcoming Shakespeare's Globe and Headlong production of Shakespeare's Henry V at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Henry V will star Oliver Johnstone in the title role, which runs in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe from 10 November 2022 to 4 February 2023. Other cast include Joséphine Callies as Katherine/Boy, James Cooney as Thomas/Orleans/Gower, Georgia Frost as Nym/Michael Williams/Rambures, Jon Furlong as Bardolph/John Bates/Constable of France, Joshua Griffin as Bedford/Fluellen, Eleanor Henderson as Queen of France/Prince Louis/Ambassador 1/Le Fer, Geoffrey Lumb as King of France/Erpingham/Governor of Harfleur/Ambassador 2, Helena Lymbery as Henry IV/Exeter and Dharmesh Patel as Scroop/Pistol/Montjoy/Officer. Oliver Johnstone's previous credits include Antigone at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and All My Sons at the Old Vic. Henry V - Cast The creative team includes director Holly Race Roughan, who is also the creative director of Headlong, alongside Mona Camille as associate designer, Naeem Hayat as associate director, Azusa Ono as candle consultant and lighting designer, Max Pappenheim as composer and sound designer, Hattie Barsby as costume supervisor, Moi Tran as designer, Cordelia Lynn as dramaturg, Kate Waters as fight director, Glynn MacDonald as Globe associate for movement, Tess Dignan as head of voice, Malik Nashad Sharpe as movement director and Katie Heath as seasonal voice coach. Holly Race Roughan said in a press statement that: "Shakespeare's plays are packed with so many universal ideas, that they remain intriguingly relevant to contemporary society hundreds of years on. However, occasionally, one of his plays speaks to the present moment so directly, that it takes your breath away. Staging Henry V with the backdrop of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Brexit, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine, feels like one of these moments. This play that teems with the anxiety of royal succession, nationalism, war and imperialism, rips through the centuries and offers us a chance to reflect on our present moment in a powerfully heightened way. We were keen when we embarked on this production to not make a history play, but to treat the play as if it were a new piece of writing that is in conversation with our immediate experience. Our hope is that through this stripped back production, and lean edit, there is space for the audience to bring their imagination and question with us our present situation." Book HENRY V tickets at Shakespeare's Globe

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