Henry V

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

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Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.


Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ - and beyond.


Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.

Shakespeare's Globe

21 New Globe Walk, Southwark
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 9DT

Performances at the following times:

June
19:30: 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 26, 28, 30
14:00: 9, 13, 14, 16, 27, 29
13:00: 10, 24

July
19:30: 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 13, 27
18:30: 1, 8
14:00: 4, 6, 28
13:00: 1, 8

August
19:30: 2, 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 22, 25
18:30: 12, 19, 26
14:00: 3, 4, 8, 15, 22, 23
13:00: 12, 19, 26