NT Live 2022 Season: Henry V
Thu, June 2 1 & 7pm
★★★★ "Kit Harington is in his commanding element!" - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ "A broodingly impressive production!" - Time Out
★★★★★ "Shakespeare's great play about war bends with the times!" - Metro
★★★★ "Kit Harington is resoundly good!" - The Times
★★★★ "A victory!" - Victory
by William Shakespeare
directed by Max Webster
starring Kit Harington
"No King of England if not King of France!"
Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare's thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.
Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.
Captured live from the Donmar Warehouse in London, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?