The History Plays
WAR, WONDER & WILDERNESS
These exuberant, life-affirming plays offer an extraordinary panorama of England as they tell the story of the reign of Henry IV, Hotspur’s enraged rebellion, Falstaff’s escapades and pranks, and ultimately Hal’s reign as King Henry V as he leads the English ‘band of brothers’ into battle at Agincourt.
Across the three plays, our company of 11 actors play just short of 100 parts, moving fluidly between comedy and tragedy and from taverns to battlefields, all within the embrace of our ‘wooden O’, the Globe Theatre.
Now all the youth of England are on fire…
— Henry V, Act II, Prologue
Watch the three plays separately, or join us for one of our epic Trilogy Days throughout the summer when you can watch them back-to-back and receive a 15% discount.
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‘The entire ensemble are a joy to watch.’
‘It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s tender, it’s tense, it’s a quiet triumph.’
‘Joyous, revealing and meaningful, celebrating the versatility of theatre’
‘A soul-soaring performance’
‘The best kind of Globe experience… there’s no place quite like it.’
‘Exhilarating… A heck of a lot of fun.’
The Arts Desk
‘A larger-than-life epic, fitting for its stage – this is the most fun you can have watching Shakespeare.’
‘The sense of collaborative creation from the ensemble brings about some beautiful moments’
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Trilogy day offer: save 15%
Book tickets in one transaction for all three plays on a Trilogy day and save 15% on the total cost. See Trilogy dates here.
15% Trilogy Day discount terms & conditions* Tickets must be in the same price band for performances on a single Trilogy Day, and must be purchased in a single transaction.