Important Info: Latecomers to Henry V will not be admitted to the auditorium until the interval. Until that point you will be asked to watch the action on a screen in the bar.
A Shakespearean classic heads to the stage of the Noël Coward Theatre in November as Michael Grandage directs Hollywood actor Jude Law. “Henry V” would already have considerable attention thrown its way thanks to its long history that goes back to the 16th century, but with a performing talent like Law in the mix, plus Michael Grandage directing, it is likely to have London theatre audiences flocking to the box office to ensure that they have tickets well in advance. If their production of “Hamlet” from 2009 is anything to go by then this is likely to be a much-talked-about event during the Christmas period.
“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 and Kenneth Branagh among those to portray the king during the 20th century.
But this time it is the turn of Jude Law, whose career has made him a Hollywood star. His most recent credits include the likes of “Sherlock Holmes” and “Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows”, though he also appeared in the remake of “Alfie”, “AI: Artificial Intelligence”, “The Talented Mr Ripley” and “Cold Mountain”. Meanwhile, his stage roles over the years have included “Anna Christie” at the Donmar Warehouse, “The Tragical History of Dr Faustus” at The Young Vic and “Ion” at the Barbican.
Michael Grandage’s season at the Noël Coward Theatre also includes Judi Dench in “Peter and Alice”, Simon Russell Beale in “Privates On Parade” and Daniel Radcliffe in “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, among others.
“Henry V” opens at the Noël Coward Theatre on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 (with previews from Saturday 23rd November 2013).
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 11th February 2014|
|Booking Until:||Tuesday, 11th February 2014|
|Important Info:||Latecomers to Henry V will not be admitted to the auditorium until the interval. Until that point you will be asked to watch the action on a screen in the bar.|
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