Henry V

Henry V

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.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

‘Gregory Doran’s imaginative production, in which the action is played out on a largely bare stage, allows the words to weave their spell’ – The Guardian

In the run-up to the 600th anniversary of Agincourt at the end of October, I kneel down and kiss the ground outside the RSC: this is just what the nation ordered. -The Telegragh

There are moments in a reviewer’s life when a dream performance happens, when intonations are correctly-shaped, when clarity is a constant thus every word is dropped into your lap, when casting is well-nigh perfect, performances reach the heights and the gods of the theatre smile from beginning to end. – The Birmingham Post

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.

RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran continues his exploration of Shakespeare’s History Plays with Henry V performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Following his performance as Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II Alex Hassell returns as Henry V.

‘Gregory Doran’s imaginative production, in which the action is played out on a largely bare stage, allows the words to weave their spell’ – The Guardian
In the run-up to the 600th anniversary of Agincourt at the end of October, I kneel down and kiss the ground outside the RSC: this is just what the nation ordered. -The Telegragh
There are moments in a reviewer’s life when a dream performance happens, when intonations are correctly-shaped, when clarity is a constant thus every word is dropped into your lap, when casting is well-nigh perfect, performances reach the heights and the gods of the theatre smile from beginning to end. – The Birmingham Post

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