17 May - 31 May 2015 For ages 8+

A Unicorn production

Henry the Fifth

What's the difference between a king and any other man?

  • By Ignace Cornelissen, translated by Purni Morell
  • Directed by Ellen McDougall

What's the difference between a king and any other man?

Kings need crowns and castles to prove themselves, and so does Henry. Henry the Fifth, that is, of England. But Henry is running out of cash and all he can think about is that his neighbour’s castle is bigger than his…

Following critical acclaim when it premiered in 2013, Henry the Fifth is back for 2 weeks only. Described as ‘a clever and engaging show’ by the Guardian and ‘probing’ and ‘playful’ by the Telegraph, this modern, fun and inventive take on Shakespeare’s play is an absolute must-see.

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The team

by Ignace Cornelissen
Translated by Purni Morell
Directed by Ellen McDougall
Set and Costume design by James Button
Lighting design by David W Kidd
Sound design by Emma Laxton
Fight Direction by Alison De Burgh
Assistant Director Anastasia Osei-Kuffour
Performed by Alex Austin, John Biddle, Tanya Lattul and Offue Okegbe

'Swordfights, explosions and a healthy dose of messy chaos to boot' ★★★★



Guardian, The Public Reviews, WhatsOnStage, Exeunt

Shakespearean Drama Workshop, 23 May

A physical workshop with a drama practitioner in the Foyle Studio. Explore the themes of Henry the Fifth and experiment with the rich and beautiful theatrics of the Shakespearean language. £5 each.

Post show Q&A

Meet the company and cast for an informal Q&A, taking place after the following performances:

Tue 19 at 10.30am, Thu 21 at 10.30am, Fri 22 at 10.30am, Sat 23 at 3pm and Thu 28 at 7pm.

Download the resource pack

Click here to download the resource pack, you can find out more about our schools' programme here.


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