Jamie Parker, Brendan O'Hea, Paul Rider, Brid Brennan, Sam Cox, David Hargreaves, Chris Starkie, Olivia Ross, Nigel Cooke, Kurt Egyiawan, Roger Watkins, Giles Cooper, Lisa Stevenson, Matthew Flynn, James Lailey, Beruce Khan, Dominic Dromgoole (director)
Capped by one of the most famous speeches ever written, King Henry V recalls the momentous English victory at Agincourt. With comic sub-plots to be found among Henry's soldiers, the production boasts some terrific performances, including Sam Cox as the 'splendidly unhinged' Pistol (Telegraph). In the title role is Jamie Parker, who 'casts such a rapt spell that you feel the entire audience would rise up to march behind him.' (The Independent), and who memorably played Prince Hal in The Globe's acclaimed productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. Shakespeare's masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace is presented here in a traditional period costume performance. Recorded live at Shakespeare's Globe, June 2012.
Shakespeare Henry V
Running Time: 2 hr 44 min
'Bold and enthralling' (4 STARS The Times)
'Dromgoole has set the bar high' (4 STARS The Evening Standard)
'Dominic Dromgoole's revival of Henry V may be conventional, but it works a treat.' (The Telegraph)
'Jamie Parker plays the audience wonderfully as a hard but fair king.' (The Standard)