Henry V  
Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Directed by John McSpadyen

Evenings at 7.30
Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th September and Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th October
Matinées at 3.00
Saturdays 29th September
and 6th October

At the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

In its 85-year history, the Tower Theatre Company has never staged Henry V. So we are marking the opening of our new theatre with a production of one of the most famous plays in the English language, with some of Shakespeare's most memorable lines and scenes : "O for a muse of fire", "Once more unto the breach", "Now entertain conjecture of a time", "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers", "A little touch of Harry in the night".

Henry V is a combination of complex emotion, evocative poetry and telling drama. Shakespeare examines the nature of power, and the uncertainty and responsibility of those that wield it. He mixes high politics with low-life humour, philosophy with action and romance with war.

"Let us on your imaginary forces work ... "

Performed in modern dress by a mixed ensemble and gender-neutral casting, this exciting production promises to be a fascinating introduction to the Tower Theatre in its new home in Stoke Newington.

Cast List

King Henry V : Dan Draper
Chorus, Governor of Harfleur, French Soldier : Penny Tuerk
Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Orleans, Captain MacMorris : Katherine Kennet
Duke of Exeter, John Bates : Sara Nower
Archbishop of Canterbury, Sir Thomas Erpingham, Duke of Burgundy : John Morton
Duke of Westmoreland, Captain Fluellen, Alice : Simon Vaughan
Bishop of Ely, Duke of Cambridge, King of France : Rosanna Preston
Dauphin, Lord Scroop, Alexander Court, Queen Isabel : Luke Owen
Montjoy, Sir Thomas Grey, Captain Jamy : Andrew Plaistowe
Pistol, Duke of Bourbon : Ian Hoare
Bardolph, Lord Rambures, Michael Williams : Sangita Modgil
Nym , Constable of France : Ed Malcolmson
Boy, Princess Katherine, Duke of York : Ailsa Dann
Hostess Quickly, Captain Gower : Anna Dimdore


Production Team

Director : John McSpadyen
Set Consultant : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : Kathleen Morrison
Lighting Design : Andy Peregrine
Sound Design : Robert Irvine
Stage Manager: Richard Davies