“Follow your spirit: and upon this charge, Cry — God for Harry! England and Saint George!”
As England triumphs at the Battle of Agincourt during her quest to win the French crown, Henry V becomes one of the great warrior kings leading “we happy few, we band of brothers “ in Shakespeare’s retelling of this famous victory.
Directed by Donmar Warehouse Associate Director Robert Hastie, Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry takes the title role of Henry.
Henry V is part of Shakespeare400, celebrating Shakespeare’s creative influence in national and global culture in the 400th anniversary of his death.
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the Weather Policy.
As previously announced, Olivier Award-winning actress Michelle Terry plays the title role in Henry V. With a wealth of Shakespearean roles to her credit, Terry is most noted for her numerous roles at The Globe, RSC and the National, as well as Privacy (Donmar Warehouse) and Before the Party (Almeida). In 2011 she was awarded ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ at the Olivier Awards for her portrayal of Sylvia in the Royal Court Theatre production of Tribes.
Charlotte Cornwell takes the role of Chorus. Most recently seen at the RSC as Gertrude in Hamlet and the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well, Cornwell’s theatre, film and TV career spans both sides of the Atlantic, including US productions of The History Boys, An Enemy of the People, Master Class and A Little Night Music.
David Sibley plays the Archbishop of Canterbury, the King of France and Sir Thomas Erpingham. Sibley recently appeared in BBC’s War and Peace, as well as Edward II (National), Public Enemy, Sweet Nothings and Uncle Vanya (Young Vic) and Much Ado About Nothing (RSC).
The role of Princess Katherine will be taken by Ben Wiggins, whose recent credits include Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Middle Temple Hall), as well as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet for Changeling Theatre. Katherine’s maid, Alice will be played by Joy Richardson. Joy’s extensive career includes Paulina in Cheek by Jowl’s The Winter’s Tale, the Nurse in Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward Theatre) as well as Calpurnia in To Kill a Mockingbird at Manchester’s Royal Exchange.
Ancient Pistol is played by Philip Arditti, whose recent credits include As You Like It (National), The Danish Girl and he played Uday Hussein in HBO/BBC drama, House of Saddam. Phil Cheadle takes the role of Bardolph having recently appeared in The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (Chichester Festival Theatre), and in Henry IV Part I and Henry IV Part II (Globe).
Also confirmed are Catrin Aaron (Captain Fluellen), Alex Bhat (The Dauphin), Raphael Bushay (Duke of Warwick), Ryan Ellsworth (Duke of Exeter), Polly Frame (Captain Jamy), Beruce Khan (Duke of Burgundy), Syrus Lowe (Duke of Bedford), Jack McMullen (Michael Williams), Dyfrig Morris (Duke of Westmoreland), Jess Regan (Captain McMorris), Cat Simmons (Captain Gower), and Dwane Walcott (Constable of France).
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU
Monday – 7.45pm
Tuesday – 7.45pm
Wednesday – 7.45pm
Thursday – 2.15pm and 7.45pm
Friday – 7.45pm
Saturday 2.15pm and 7.45pm
Open Air Weather Policy
From Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
On rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time. This is because you would be amazed how often it can rain all day and then clear up just in time for the action to start and indeed, how localised bad weather can be. Also we really don’t want to disappoint anyone – audiences or our actors (who are always keen to perform, if at all possible).
Please note that films and one-off live music and comedy shows are never cancelled because of the weather.
Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with the policy set out in section 5 of Regent’s Park Open Air Terms and Conditions.
When you’re ready to exchange you can either:
(a) use the weather exchange postcard which will be provided to you at the venue in the event that a show is cancelled;
(b) complete the online form available at weather exchange form; or
(c) write to: Weather Exchange, Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd, Stage Door Gate, Open Air Theatre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NU, stating your original booking order number, name, address and preferred date you wish to exchange into.