Playhouse production

Henry V

9 – 25 Feb 2023

  • Venue
  • Running time
    2hrs 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)
  • Age guidance
  • Content Advisories
  • Group bookings

‘The game’s afoot’

Civil unrest, trouble with Europe, the death of a monarch… Experience Shakespeare’s unnervingly relevant Henry V in a production that offers a different perspective on England’s hero.

Henry, the young and newly crowned king, is impatient to assert control over the people of England. Having received a humiliating gift from overseas, his bruised ego leads him to double down on a military invasion abroad in a bid to expand his green and pleasant land. But at what devastating cost?

Direct from its critically-acclaimed run in Shakespeare’s Globe‘s intimate, indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, witness Henry’s bombastic pursuit of power, throwing into question what it really means to be English.

A Production by Leeds Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe and Headlong with Royal & Derngate, Northampton, directed by Headlong’s Artistic Director Holly Race Roughan (Corrina, Corrina, Liverpool Everyman; Metamorphoses, Shakespeare’s Globe).





Joséphine Callies

Princess Katharine/Boy

James Cooney

Prince Thomas/Orléans/Captain Gower

Georgia Frost

Nym/Rambures/Michael Williams

Jon Furlong

Bardolph/Constable of France/Bates

Joshua Griffin

Prince John/Captain Fluellen

Eleanor Henderson

Prince Louis/Queen of France/Le Fer/Ambassador 1

Oliver Johnstone

Henry V

Geoffrey Lumb

King of France/Captain Erpingham/Governer of Harfleur/Ambassador 2

Helena Lymbery

Henry IV/Exeter

Dharmesh Patel



Hattie Wheeler

Assistant Stage Manager

Mona Camille

Associate Designer

Naeem Hayat

Associate Director

Azuza Ono

Candle Consultant/Lighting Designer

Becky Paris

Casting Director

Dave McEvoy

Company Stage Manager

Max Pappenheim

Composer/Sound Designer

Hattie Barsby

Costume Supervisor

Jade Hunter

Deputy Stage Manager

Moi Tran

Set and Costume Designer

Holly Race Roughan


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    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell