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 devasting cost.
Performed in the Globe’s intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse for the first time, join us as we explore the bombastic, single-minded pursuit of Henry V, and what it means to be ‘British’. A co-production by Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong with Leeds Playhouse and Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Headlong Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Corrina, Corrina, Liverpool Everyman, Metamorphoses, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse).
‘The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’’
– Act III, scene 1
Access Performances: Captioned Performance - Friday 9th December 7:30pm, Friday 27th January 2023 7.30pm. Audio Described Performance - Saturday 10th December 2.00pm, Thursday 2nd February 2023 7.30pm. Relaxed Performance - Wednesday 14th December 2.00pm, Saturday 1st January 2023 2.00pm. BSL Performance - Friday 27th January 2023 7.30pm.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.