By William Shakespeare


Henry V Laurence Clarke
Boy Miles Braithwaite
Dauphin Paul Buckle
Archbishop of Canterbury, Erpingham Nigel Holloway
Chorus, Williams Amanda Collins
Bishop of Ely, French King Tim Davies
Fluellen Geraint Evans
Westmoreland, Gower, Katharine Dominique Fester
Pistol, MacMorris Taylor Glenn
Cambridge, Constable of France Zo Goodacre
Grey, Rambures, Bourbon Stewart Harding
Nym, York Ellie Hoare
Alice Janet Holloway
Scroop, Orleans Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon
Gloucester, Salisbury Nye Moseley
Exeter Nick Pratt
Governor of Harfleur Roger Thomas
Montjoy, Bedford, Burgundy David JB Walker
Nell Quickly, French Prisoner Sarah-Jane Waters
Bardolph, Bates Kevin Welch


The cast in a ruck


Henry V was written in 1599 andt is based on the life of King Henry V of England, and focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years' War. The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, part 1 and Henry IV, part 2. The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the Henry IV plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as "Prince Hal." In Henry V, the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France.