Shakespeare’s classic history play chronicles the life of King Henry V of England before and after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Soon after becoming king, Henry is urged to consider a claim to rule France as well as England. This is strongly encouraged by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who hopes that Henry might use the spoils to repay his debts to the church. However, when the Dauphin of France sends Henry an insulting message and mocking gift, he decides to retaliate by invading France instead.
Although set long ago and performed in iconic Elizabethan English, this story nonetheless invites audiences to grapple with the timeless themes of power, patriotism and loyalty. Tickets will be available soon at tickets.redeemer.ca or by calling 1-877-779-0913. Performance times are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.