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