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
You can book from 29-Jul-2022 to 04-Feb-2023.
Contain adult themes that some children may find upsetting.
Due to the intimate nature of the theatre, we may be unable to admit latecomers so please arrive in plenty of time before the performance.
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.
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.
Venue Information: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse/ Globe Theatre
Nearest Underground Station: London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines)
Nearest Train Station: Blackfriars, London Bridge or Waterloo
Local routes include: 45, 63, 100 (to Blackfriars Bridge); 11, 15, 17, 26 (to Mansion House); 76 (to St Paul’s Cathedral); 344 (from Liverpool Street Station, towards Clapham, on Southwark Bridge Road) and 381, 344 (towards Liverpool Street Station, on Southwark Street).