Henry V

Pop-up Globe

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“High-drama”
New Zealand Herald, 2017

Henry V, Shakespeare’s tribute to one of history’s greatest leaders, comes alive like an action movie.

Be part of the English army as the heroic King Henry takes on the French army at Agincourt in the face of impossible odds. No knowledge of history is necessary to enjoy this immersive theatrical experience complete with spectacular and blood-thirsty battle sequences, performed by sixteen men in full armour wielding broadswords, longbows, garottes, cross-bows, bagpipes and a frying pan.

A young man faces up to the hard realities of war and loss as he leads his ragtag army in a harrowing campaign on foreign soil. As his friends die and the chances of victory fade, he must conquer his demons on a bloody battlefield that will go down in history: Agincourt.

Set in both 1625 and 1415, this new production uses historically accurate costumes from both periods to recreate one of the bloodiest victories in English history live on the Pop-up Globe stage, including extensive Jacobean special effects and full armoured combat performed by an all-male cast of sixteen.

The Pop-up Globe King’s Company
is Pop-up Globe’s resident all-male company of actors and live musicians, working with world experts to bring you the shock of the old: the effect of Shakespeare’s plays performed in the space and style for which they were written.

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Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, English, History

Themes

Leadership, Politics, Power, Violence, Shakespeare

Artform

Drama

Duration

Approx 2.5 hours including interval

Cost

Groundling tickets: $20.33 (plus any handling costs) 1 free teacher's ticket per 10 purchased.

Venue

Pop-up Globe (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 4

Availability

Previews: Term 3
Sat 16 Sept at 8pm
Tue 19 Sept at 7.30pm

School Holidays Dates:
Sat 23 Sept, Wed 27 Sept, Sun 1 Oct, Wed 5 Oct

Term 4
Tue 10 Oct 7.30pm
Wed 11 Oct 1pm
Mon 16 Oct 7.30pm
Tue 24 Oct 1pm
Wed 25 Oct 7.30pm
Wed 1 Nov 7.30pm
Sat 4 Nov 3.30pm
Thu 9 Nov 1pm
Sun 12 Nov 6pm

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