Henry V, or Harry England London Reviews and Tickets
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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".
Following the death of Henry IV, young prince Henry (also referred to as Harry) is crowned as King of England. When the French Dauphin hurls an insult at Henry, England is thrust into war with France. Starring Sarah Amankwah (Doctor Faustus, Amadeus) in the title role as Henry V.
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...'
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.'
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.'