Last Updated on 22 March 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team
Full casting has been announced for Shakespeare’s Henry V, starring Kit Harington, at London’s Donmar Warehouse
The Donmar Warehouse in London has announced the full cast joining Kit Harington in a new production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
It will include Jude Akuwudike as the King of France, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sir Thomas Erpingham; Seumas Begg as Jamy, Grey and Gloucester; Claire-Louise Cordwell as Bardolph and Bates; Kate Duchêne as Exeter and the Constable of France; Olivier Huband as the Dauphin and Ely; Melissa Johns as Mistress Quickly, Williams and Macmorris; David Judge as Nym and Mountjoy; Danny Kirrane as Pistol and Westmoreland; Anoushka Lucas as Katherine and Gower; Adam Maxey as Orléans and Bedford; Steven Meo as Llewellyn and Falstaff; Marienella Phillips as Alice, Cambridge and Salisbury; Joanna Songi as Scroop, Rambures, Harfleur, the Governor, York and Burgundy; and Millicent Wong as the Chorus and Boy, plus Gethin Alderman, Diany Bandza and Thomas Dennis.
The production opens at the Donmar on 22 February 2022, with previews from 12 February, and runs until 9 April.
It will be directed by Max Webster, with a creative team including designer Fly Davis, lighting designer Lee Curran, sound designer Carolyn Downing, casting director Anna Cooper CDG, video designer Andrzej Goulding, movement director Benoit Swan Pouffer, composer Andrew T Mackay, costume supervisor Lisa Aitken, fight director Kate Waters, dialect coach Fabien Enjalric, military consultant Tom Leigh, and resident assistant director Dadiow Lin.
Webster will also work with creatives involved in the Donmar’s career development programme, Catalyst: Liam Francis as assistant movement director, Roisin Jenner as assistant designer, Jamie Lu as assistant sound designer and Abi Turner as assistant lighting designer.
This modern production of Shakespeare’s history play is described as “a thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power”. It explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?
Tickets are on sale now at donmarwarehouse.com. The run will also offer free tickets for 16- to 25-year-olds by ballot and £10 standing tickets two weeks in advance plus daily allocations from £10 for performances seven days later.