19:30, Sat 22nd February 2020 at London Palladium
20:00, Tue 25th February 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
19:45, Thu 27th February 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
19:15, Fri 28th February 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre
12:45, Sun 1st March 2020 at London Palladium
20:00, Mon 2nd March 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
19:45, Thu 5th March 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
19:30, Fri 6th March 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester
Lent Week 5 to Week 7
Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War. In the First Quarto text, it was entitled The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, which became The Life of Henry the Fifth in the First Folio text.
The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "Prince Harry" and by Falstaff as "Hal". In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on a successful conquest of France.