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Following its acclaimed productions of Richard II and Henry IV Parts I and II, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Barbican Theatre to bring audiences the epic tale's conclusion. Read More >

The Royal Shakespeare Company follows its acclaimed productions of Richard II and Henry IV Parts I and II to bring audiences Henry V in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt.

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people. Laying claim to parts of France and following an insult from the French Dauphin, Henry gathers his troops and prepares for a war that he hopes will unite his country.

Henry V plays as part of King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings, a complete four-play season cycle that sees Richard II, Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II performed in repertoire with Henry V.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/11/2015

Opening Night: 11/11/2015

Closing Night: 30/12/2015

Running time: 2h55

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Cast & Creative


Alex Hassell, Dale Mathurin, Daniel Abbott, Jim Hooper, Nicholas Gerard-Martin, Sean Chapman, Andrew Westfield, Christopher Middleton, Keith Osborn, Simon Yadoo, Obioma Ugoala, Joshua Richards, Antony Byrne, Sarah Parks, Martin Bassindale, Simon Thorp, Jane Lapotaire, Robert Gilbert, Jennifer Kirby, Leigh Quinn, Sam Marks, Evelyn Miller


Director - Gregory Doran

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Stephen Brimson Lewis

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Movement Director - Michael Ashcroft

Sound - Martin Slavin

Author - William Shakespeare

Music By - Paul Englishby

ABOUT Barbican Theatre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS