Photo gallery - Production

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 1

    Charles Delabreth (Antony Bunsee) and the Dauphin (John Mackay) as members of the French court occupy the space above the stage.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 2

    The English prepare for battle at Agincourt - the actors open the traps and set up ladders to symbolise the stakes the soldiers would have put into the ground to prevent a cavalry charge.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 3

    Henry (Geoffrey Streatfeild) waits for the oncoming charge of the French at Agincourt.

    Video: Watch Henry's famous speech 'Once more unto the breech...' »

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 4

    Bardolph (Julius D'Silva) stops Nym (Keith Dunphy) from fighting with Pistol.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 5

    The Dauphin (John Mackay) relaxes the night before battle. The French court have more colourful and decorative costumes than the English to show they are more flamboyant.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 6

    The arrest of the traitors (behind Henry) - Henry V (Geoffrey Streatfeild) passes judgement on their crime as they are dragged to their death.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 7

    Shakespeare doesn't describe how Henry's army won so the company investigated historical reports which suggest that it was because Henry's archers were superior to the French. To hint at this, Henry (Geoffrey Streatfeild) is shown examining an arrow.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 8

    Pistol (Nick Asbury) encounters a French soldier (James Tucker) stranded with an injury during the battle. Pistol realises the solider looks quite wealthy and spots the opportunity to sell the soldier back and make some money.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 9

    The battle of Agincourt. The paper streamers were thrown by the actors from all parts of the theatre to symbolise the flight path of the arrows. The streamers remain covering the stage and audience until the end of the show.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 10

    Henry (Geoffrey Streatfeild) cradles the Boy (Wela Frasier) as he lies dead. MacMorris (Rob Carroll, far left) is dirty and carrying an axe because he's been tunnelling under the French camp to lay explosives - hence the term 'undermine'!

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 11

    Henry (Geoffrey Streatfeild) celebrates the victory at Agincourt with Fluellen (Jonathan Slinger).

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 12

    Having beaten him up, Fluellen (Jonathan Slinger) force-feeds Pistol (Nick Asbury) a leek in revenge for Pistol's racism about the Welsh. This photo was taken in the dress rehearsal - the company decided the blood was too gruesome so it was reduced.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 13

    The Queen (Katy Stephens) and King of France (Sandy Neilson) and Katharine (Alexia Healy) wait for Henry. The crown that the King of France wears here is the same used for the coronation of Henry VI in Michael Boyd's production of Henry VI Part 1.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • Henry V (2007) - Photo gallery - 14

    Celebrating the union of France with England after his victory, Henry (Geoffrey Streatfeild) kisses Katharine (Alexia Healy), watched by her servant Alice (Hannah Barrie). The King of France (Sandy Neilson, right) turns away in disgust.

    Video: Watch this scene »

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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