Henry V, or Harry England
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Henry V, or Harry England

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About the Show

Sarah Amankwah stars as King Henry V in the Globe's new production of "Henry V or Harry England".

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Critic Reviews (8)

Time Out London
May 13th, 2019

Sarah Amankwah...[is] an excellent Henry V, that mix of ironic humour and androgynous inscrutability making her convincing as a monarch both inexperienced and dangerous.'
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 11th, 2019

Amankwah makes a perfect poster-girl for gender-blind and colour-blind casting. There’s a chiselled androgyny about her that means she fits the bill, especially in Henry V.'
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London Theatre
May 13th, 2019

Their approach is to throw away that dusty, musty past - and create a world in which lines of gender and ethnicity are evaporated, or at least entirely subverted... Henry V - is played by the fiery, passionate Sarah Amankwah...'
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The Times (UK)
May 13th, 2019

It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s tender, it’s tense, it’s a quiet triumph... Sarah Amankwah has an unforced but mesmerising loquacity and stage presence as Henry. Also: this king can SING.'
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The Stage (UK)
May 11th, 2019

Sarah amankwah is majestic...She’s a natural orator, at ease with the verse... She’s vigorous and dignified, yet has a sense of stillness. She’s calculating, commanding and convincing as a leader of men.'
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The London Evening Standard
May 13th, 2019

Directors Federay Holmes and Sarah Bedi are on more secure ground with Henry V, which is the pick of the three shows... even as patriotism seems to be celebrated, the very idea of being a patriot is shrewdly put on trial.'
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What's On Stage (UK)
May 11th, 2019

It's hard to overstate how majestical Amankwah is – every word she speaks lands with a calculating fluidity...But for a war play it all feels very stately and sedate...'
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The Guardian (UK)
May 13th, 2019

It is here that Amankwah truly takes control, demonstrating “the mettle of [her] pasture”. Her earlier performances are strong, but now she is majestic...'
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