The Theatre Royal presents A BELL SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION Henry V.
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It’s lonely at the top. When King Henry V is manipulated by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and betrayed by English nobles, he has all the ammunition he needs to lash out and invade France. Or does he?
Having executed conspirators, and vanquished enemy forces in Harfleur, Henry’s army is ‘weak and sickly’ as it staggers towards a showdown at Agincourt. But Henry holds one last weapon: the power of words. And it may just save his men, his country and himself.
Is King Henry V a courageous leader, a cowardly manipulator or simply a little boy lost? Damien Ryan’s courageous production of Henry V is an unflinching examination of the questions that Shakespeare raises about political spin, patriotism, religion, class, monarchy, brotherhood and how leaders respond during times of crisis.