Henry V By William Shakespeare

    • 12 Sep -
      06 Oct 2018
      12 Sep - 06 Oct 2018

    Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

    We are delighted to welcome Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) to Tobacco Factory Theatres in the autumn with their production of Shakespeare’s great history play Henry V – the first time that stf has presented this magnificent play.

    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 us to examine our place in the world and look at our complex relationship with patriotism. Above all it speaks of the moral responsibility of our leaders: Every subject’s duty is the king’s, but every subject’s soul is his own.

    • RUNNING TIMEApprox. 3hrs (inc. interval)
    • TICKETSFrom £12 (limited availability). Please select Buy Tickets for more details.
    • VENUE


    7.30pm / Tue 18 September 7pm

    Matinees Thu 27 September & Thu 04 October 2.30pm
    Sat 2.30pm

    No show Sun

    • ****

      "A blast of fresh air… The acting is superb"

      The Times on Othello, 2017
    • ****

      "One of the best I have seen. It does not impose: it unlocks"

      The Observer on Othello, 2017

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