Alex Hassell playing the titular role in Henry V wearing crown

Henry V

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s epic History play performed in the 600th anniversary year of the Battle of Agincourt.

Past productions

Our productions of Henry V over the years have included many famous actors playing the title role: Richard Burton in 1951; Ian Holm in 1964 and 1966; Michael Williams in 1971; Alan Howard in 1975; Kenneth Branagh in 1984 and Michael Sheen in 1997.

Here you can find out more about some of our key past productions, giving you an insight into how they were staged and the directorial choices that were made.