Henry V

Henry V

Regents Park Open Air Theatre
Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU

Genre: Play

Booking period: 17 June – 9 July 2016


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Robert Hastie


“Follow your spirit: and upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!”


Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry plays the title role in Henry V. With a wealth of Shakespearean roles to her credit, Terry takes on the role of King Henry in this new production as part of Shakespeare400. Terry is most noted for her numerous roles at The Globe, RSC and the National Theatre (currently appearing in Cleansed), as well as Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and Before the Party (Almeida). In 2011 she was awarded ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ at the Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Sylvia in the Royal Court Theatre production of Tribes.


Under the direction of Donmar Associate Director Robert Hastie (Splendour, My Night with Reg), Henry V opens for previews from 17 June, with a press night on 22 June 2016. The production is  who is nominated for an Olivier Award for Hangmen having recently won the Evening Standard Award for the same production.


As England triumphs at the Battle of Agincourt during her quest to win the French crown, Henry V becomes one of the great warrior kings leading “we happy few, we band of brothers” in Shakespeare’s retelling of this famous victory.

“Michelle has the compassion, the wit and the imagination that mark out the really great Shakespearean actors. I’m thrilled by what she’ll bring to Henry. There’s no-one I’d like to see play this part more.” Robert Hastie


“It’s tremendously exciting that we are collectively rethinking who has access to Shakespeare’s great roles. Henry V is a study in leadership and who we think is entitled to lead, as well as being a play about war and peace and England’s place in the world. This summer we’re expecting the results of a MOD consultation that aims to put female soldiers on the front line of combat, as well as the publication at last of the Chilcott report into why our country goes to war, and who we trust to take us there.


“As he has done pretty much every year since he died 400 years ago, Shakespeare is proving himself our contemporary. Our first night is the day before the EU referendum. I can’t think of a better time to stage this play about England’s relationship with its European neighbours.”

Production Designer : Anna Fleischle

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Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU


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