“Once more into the breach, dear friends,” Prince Hal exclaims during the iconic monologue in Shakespeare’s history-come-tragedy about the petulant England royal’s quest for domination. But as the strapping and commanding Kit Harington hovers above the stage at the Donmar Warehouse in modern army fatigues preparing his troops for battle, that aforementioned “breach” feels all too close to home in Max Webster’s eerily relevant production. The play opens with a single chorus member, played ably by...
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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.
Shakespeare’s ever popular play is a thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Kit Harington leads the cast in an exciting modern production directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster, exploring what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?
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By: William Shakespeare
Director: Max Webster
Cast list: Kit Harington, Jude Akuwudike, Seumas Begg, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Kate Duchêne, Olivier Huband, Melissa Johns, David Judge, Danny Kirrane, Anoushka Lucas, Adam Maxey, Steven Meo, Marienella Phillips, Joanna Songi, Millicent Wong, Gethin Alderman, Diany Bandza, Thomas Dennis
Design: Fly Davis
Lighting: Lee Curran
Sound: Carolyn Downing
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Kit Harington will return to the stage in a modern-day adaptation of Henry V at the Donmar Warehouse. Henry V is part of the Donmar Warehouse's reopening season, including Force Majeure and Marys Seacole. Speaking to The Guardian, artistic director Michael Longhurst said Henry V will explore "modern political power and the psychology behind that." Kit Harington is best known for playing Jon Snow in Game of Thrones, but has also appeared in West End shows including True West and Doctor Faustus....