A true classic heads to the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in September in the form of Henry V. It is an enormously renowned show and one that continues to attract audiences from around the world, so its latest staging by the Royal Shakespeare Company at their renowned venue in Stratford-upon-Avon is not one to be missed.
Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s many historical plays and in this case it focuses on the famous monarch of the same name, whose time on the throne in the early 15th century saw the Battle Agincourt come about. This battle saw English troops defeat a larger French army and as a result it is seen as a great victory, with Henry V looking at the events that precede and follow this moment.
The play is said to have been penned in 1599 and has been seen on the stage regularly, with names like Laurence Olivier, Ivor Novello, Richard Burton, Kenneth Branagh and Jude Law among those to portray the king during the 20th and 21st centuries. It has also attracted top directing talent, including Michael Grandage at the Noël Coward Theatre in 2013, ensuring high sales of theatre tickets.
On this occasion it is the turn of Gregory Doran to bring life to the latest production of the show. The Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Doran has been responsible for many different shows over the years, from recent performances of The Witch Of Edmonton and Richard II to the likes of Written on the Heart, A Midsomer Night’s Dream and All’s Well That Ends Well to name but a few.
Henry V opens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 12th September 2015.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 12th September 2015|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 25th October 2015|
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