Audio described in-house.
By William Shakespeare.
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone.
‘I think the king is but a man.’
A divided nation. Trouble on the continent. An ambitious young prince.
Emerging from his wild youth with a sense of purpose and adventure, Henry V wages war on France with devastating efficiency. But at what cost? How can he be a good leader and a good man? What compromises must be made in the name of victory?
Shakespeare’s play is a thrilling examination of the nature of power. It explores the burden of leadership and explodes the myth of heroism. It depicts the powerful and the powerless fighting side by side. With characters drawn from across the United Kingdom, the play is a democratic portrayal of the ruler and the ruled.
Henry V compels the public to examine their place in the world and look at the complex relationship with patriotism. Above all it speaks of the moral responsibility of the world leaders: ‘Every subject’s duty is the king’s, but every subject’s soul is his own.’
The touch tour will be at 1:00 pm before the show at 2:00 pm.
Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.