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Henry V

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Young, restless and ambitious, Henry V inherits a troubled crown. Read More >

Young, restless and ambitious, Henry V inherits a troubled crown. With his family’s claim uncertain, Henry seeks to secure his position at home by turning the country’s attention abroad. Resurrecting a contested claim to the French crown he launches a hasty invasion of France.

Following a drawn out siege at Harfleur, Henry’s small army, ravaged by hunger and disease, is forced to retreat. Trapped by a far larger French force at Agincourt, Henry’s gamble appears on the point of disaster as the demoralised English turn and prepare for battle.

Shakespeare’s charismatic warrior King, Henry V’s aggressive pursuit of the French crown earns him iconic status, uniting England and France and briefly banishing the civil strife that will long outlive him.

Playing as part of the RSC History Cycle..



Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/04/2008

Opening Night: 16/04/2008

Closing Night: 23/05/2008

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Cast & Creative


Nicholas Asbury, Hannah Barrie, Maureen Beattie, Antony Bunsee, Rob Carroll, Matt Costain, Julius D'Silva, Keith Dunphy, Wela Frasier, Geoffrey Freshwater, Paul Hamilton, Alexia Healy, Kieran Hill, Tom Hodgkins, Chuk Iwuji, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Chris McGill, Patrice Naiambana, Luke Neal, Sandy Neilson, Miles Richardson, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Shuster, Jonathan Slinger, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Katy Stephens, James Tucker, Roger Watkins


Director - Michael Boyd

Producer - Royal Shakespeare Company

Designer - Tom Piper

Lighting Designer - Heather Carson

Movement Director - Liz Ranken

Sound - Andrea J Cox

Author - William Shakespeare

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