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Henry V - Barbican Theatre

Important Info: 25 November 7.15pm - Audio Described Performance 2 December 7.15pm - Captioned Performance 21 January 7.15pm - Captioned & Audio Described Performance

Shakespeare’s famous tetralogy comes to an end with Henry V, bringing to a close a story that begins with Richard II and continues through Henry IV Part One and Henry IV Part Two. The show appears during the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, a major win for Henry V during his reign, and this makes it the perfect time to witness this classic text.

The production heads to the stage of the Barbican Theatre under the watch of the Royal Shakespeare Company and welcomes Alex Hassell into the title role. The performer has appeared in a wealth of shows and can also be seen in a younger version of the same part in the season’s Henry IV Parts One and Two.

With Henry V, however, he deals with the king before and after the mentioned Battle of Agincourt, ultimately proving triumphant against the French as a confident ruler of England.

The play was penned in the 1590s, like the other parts of the Tetralogy, and has since been performed in a wealth of famous productions, often featuring some well known names. A particularly notable production is the 2013 version at the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre featuring Jude Law in the title role.

Therefore, Alex Hassell has big Shoes to fill and he does so on the back of numerous productions. He has appeared in a wealth of television shows over the years, from Silent Witness, Hustle and Miranda to Robin Hood and Torchwood. For the stage his credits include Turandot at the Hampstead Theatre, I Am Shakespeare at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Measure For Measure at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, amongst others. His previous work with the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Death of a Salesman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The City Madam, plus many more.

Gregory Doran Once again directs the production, continuing in his role as Artistic Director of the RSC since 2012. He has been behind a wealth of the RSC’s top shows or many years.

As part of the King And Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle Of Kings, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Henry V runs at the Barbican Theatre from Saturday 7th November 2015.

Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 24th November 2015
Booking Until: Wednesday, 30th December 2015
Important Info: 25 November 7.15pm - Audio Described Performance 2 December 7.15pm - Captioned Performance 21 January 7.15pm - Captioned & Audio Described Performance
Show Status: production_closed
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