Presented by the Pop-up Globe King’s Company.
“We would not die in that man’s company / That fears his fellowship to die with us.”
Henry V, Shakespeare’s tribute to one of history’s greatest leaders, comes alive like an action movie. Be part of the English army as the heroic King Henry takes on the French army at Agincourt in the face of impossible odds. No knowledge of history is necessary to enjoy this immersive theatrical experience complete with spectacular and blood-thirsty battle sequences, performed by sixteen men in full armour wielding broadswords, longbows, garottes, cross-bows, bagpipes and a frying pan.
The Pop-up Globe King’s Company presents Shakespeare’s immortal and inspirational Henry V.
A young man faces up to the hard realities of war and loss as he leads his ragtag army in a harrowing campaign on foreign soil. As his friends die and the chances of victory fade, he must conquer his demons on a bloody battlefield that will go down in history: Agincourt.
Set in both 1625 and 1415, this new production uses historically accurate costumes from both periods to recreate one of the bloodiest victories in English history live on the Pop-up Globe stage, including extensive Jacobean special effects and full armoured combat performed by an all-male cast of sixteen.
The Pop-up Globe King’s Company is Pop-up Globe’s resident all-male company of actors and live musicians, working with world experts to bring you the shock of the old: the effect of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space and style for which they were written.
“High-drama” – New Zealand Herald, 2017
“It was amazing – as if you were part of a live action movie!” – Catherine, audience member.
Dr Miles Gregory Director
Edward Bijl Associate Director (Transfer)
Bob Capocci Designer
Paul McLaney Director of Music
Alexander James Holloway Fight Director
Brigid Costello Director of Movement
Liam Murray Stage Manager
Cast list for Henry V can be found here.
Performances are approximately two and a half hours long including a 15 minute interval.