Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse marked the opening night of Henry V tonight, directed by Shakespeare’s Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and with History Boys star Jamie Parker in the titular role.
Henry V is now on at the Playhouse until Saturday April 28, prior to a five-week tour before it returns to co-producers Shakespeare’s Globe from through to the summer.
Jamie Parker returns to the role having performed as Prince Hal in both critically acclaimed productions of Henry IV Part 1 and 2 at the Globe. Parker was an original cast member of The History Boys at the National Theatre, performing in the London, world tour and Broadway productions as well as the film. Other work includes The Revenger’s Tragedy at the NT and films Valkyrie and The Journey Home.
Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe directs Shakespeare’s masterpiece about the turbulence of war and the art of peace, completing his interpretation of the three plays that follow Henry from a wild adolescent to a heroic King.
MADEUP will be reviewing the show next week. For tickets and more information, visit the Playhouse website.