- Tuesday 16 October - Saturday 20 October
- Please refer to timetable below
- The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- 01524 598500
Presented by Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone
‘I think the king is but a man.’
A divided nation. Trouble on the continent. An ambitious young prince.
Emerging from his wild youth with a sense of purpose and adventure, Henry V wages war on France with devastating efficiency. But at what cost? How can he be a good leader and a good man? What compromises must be made in the name of victory?
Shakespeare’s play is a thrilling examination of the nature of power. It explores the burden of leadership and explodes the myth of heroism. It depicts the powerful and the powerless fighting side by side. With characters drawn from across the United Kingdom, the play is a democratic portrayal of the ruler and the ruled.
Henry V compels us to examine our place in the world and look at our complex relationship with patriotism. Above all it speaks of the moral responsibility of our leaders: ‘Every subject’s duty is the king’s, but every subject’s soul is his own.’
‘A fine, deeply thoughtful production, which raises the question of what war does to its victors as much as to its victims.’ ★★★★ The Guardian
‘The most intelligent, compelling and persistent Shakespeare production I have seen for some time. A real accomplishment.’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times
‘A bold and exhilarating production’ ★★★★ The Stage
There will be an after show talkback on Thursday 18 October.
Schools workshops are available to accompany these performances, specifically tailored for your group. These are available for both primary and secondary schools. Please click here for more details.
|Tuesday 16 October||–||7.30pm|
|Wednesday 17 October||2pm||7.30pm|
|Thursday 18 October||–||7.30pm|
|Friday 19 October||–||7.30pm|
|Saturday 20 October||2pm||7.30pm|
|Date||Tue – Thu||Fri – Sat|
Concessions receive £2 off
Dukes Supporters receive an extra £1 off
Schools: £12.50 and one teacher free for every ten students