Royal Shakespeare Company
Henry V

By William Shakespeare

7 November 2015 - 24 January 2016 / 19:15, 19:00, 13:30, 14:00

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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

Individual performances of Henry V run from 7 Nov-30 Dec only, for performances outside this time please see King and Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings.

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.
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Part of Theatre & Dance


Part of Shakespeare 400

The Royal Shakespeare Company is supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Henry V is supported by Mark Pigott KBE


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