Henry V (Donmar Warehouse)
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Henry V (Donmar Warehouse)
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Henry V (Donmar Warehouse) London Reviews and Tickets

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Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Masterful, Ambitious, Profound

About the Show

Kit Harington leads in this modern adaptation of Shakespeare's historical play.

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Member Reviews (6)

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10 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Entertaining, Masterful, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy a modern twist on Shakespeare’s war story!

Don't see it if Do not enjoy Shakespeare

9 Reviews | 0 Followers
80
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great staging, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you like modern stagings of Shakespeare plays that attempt to find resonance with modern-day issues

Don't see it if …you don’t like loud noises (gunfire and explosions etc), reading surtitles (large sections are in French) or if you don’t like Shakespeare!

6 Reviews | 0 Followers
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Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great acting

See it if Terrific interpretation of Shakespeare’s stirring call to arms. A play transported to a timeless dimension

Don't see it if Revolutionary interpretation of Shakespeare doesn’t sail your boat

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Interesting interpretation, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Kit Harington gives a career-best performance in this interesting and nuanced interpretation of Shakespeare's classic history play.

Don't see it if Shakespeare really isn't your thing.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Must see, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you like Shakespeare with a modern twist with an intense mixture of emotions

Don't see it if you can't handle some of the more intense scenes

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if A modern setting of the play. Nationalism is under the microscope and leadership. Kit Harrington plays Henry as a modern general not a king.

Don't see it if Don't go if you have suffered in war or love the French! Some loud moments and guns on stage.

Critic Reviews (10)

Time Out London
March 4th, 2022

...Webster’s is the first production I’ve ever seen to approach ‘Henry V’ as a great character study...Probably, he slightly flatters the play. But at the end of the day he gets away with it, in a broodingly impressive production.
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 2nd, 2022

Henry V is immensely mutable: it’s not only what it has to tell us, it’s what it has been made to say over the years that’s striking...Not an all-out triumph but a victory nonetheless.
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The London Evening Standard
March 4th, 2022

At any time, this production would look ill-considered and overblown, despite Harington’s impressive performance. Right now, it’s too much.
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The Stage (UK)
March 3rd, 2022

...Webster is more interested in using the play as a study in national identity. That’s as valid as any other approach, but what’s problematic is the sledgehammer tactic.
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The Guardian (UK)
March 3rd, 2022

Every performance is polished but Harington absolutely stands out...It is puzzling and grating – one of too many bells and whistles in a production where less might have been much more.
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WhatsOnStage
March 3rd, 2022

What Max Webster's modern-dress production proves is how many ways Henry V can be interpreted, revealing Shakespeare's uncanny understanding of the brutalising effects of any war.
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The Times (UK)
March 3rd, 2022

For members of the Game of Thrones fan club, it’s also an opportunity to see what Kit Harington (alias Jon Snow) makes of the warrior role. Is he up to the challenge? The answer is a resounding yes.
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The Independent (UK)
March 4th, 2022

The show exemplifies how the meaning of a theatrical production can change radically. A day can make all the difference. Make no doubt: this Henry V is historic in more ways than one.
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