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.
Following productions of Richard II (2013/14) and Henry IV Parts I & II (2014/15), Gregory Doran and the RSC creative team continue their exploration of Shakespeare’s History plays. They return with the conclusion of this epic tale in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt. Having played Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II, Alex Hassell is back as the newly crowned Henry V in the final part of the tetralogy.
‘There is no better director of Shakespeare around today’ The Sunday Times on Gregory Doran’s production of Hamlet
2 hours 55 mins/including a 20 minute interval
This performance contains haze, pyrotechnics and loud sound effects
10 Nov, 5.15pm Pre-show talk with Gregory Doran £5 (no concessions)
17 Nov, Post-show talk Free to same day ticket holders
21 Nov, 10.30am Henry V Unwrapped £5 (no concessions) 25 Nov, 7.15pm Audio-described performance with Touch Tour (5.15pm–5.45pm)
2 Dec, 7.15pm Captioned performance
16–17 Jan Weekend Lab
21 Jan, 7.15pm Captioned and Audio-described performance
21 Jan, 10am Exploring Henry V: Sixth Form Conference Whether you are studying Henry V as a set text or simply want your students to gain greater confidence in exploring Shakespeare's language, this in-depth day offers a brilliant opportunity to look at his Henry V from a performance perspective with Actors, Technicians and Creative teams from the RSC. Click here for more information