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Hong Kong International Shakespeare Festival: Henry V Man and Monarch

Henry V Man and Monarch

The legend of England's warrior king comes alive again with a bold adaptation by Director of York International Shakespeare Festival

A man with a paper crown recites Henry V's legendary speech in a room, while toying with a paper solider – is he the honoured English warrior king on the eve of the battle of Agincourt, or just a madman imposing as the monarch?


A one-man show directed by Philip Parr, Director of the York International Shakespeare Festival, Henry V Man and Monarch dives deep into the epic historical background of Shakespeare's original version to explore the different facets of Henry V at several critical junctures of his life. Complementing the show's exceptional storytelling is Australian actor Brett Brown's outstanding performance, which brings the character's emotional conflicts and dilemmas into forefront. 


Having toured to several Shakespeare festivals in seven countries across Europe, the production will make its exciting debut in Hong Kong at the city's first international Shakespeare festival!

**Recipient of the Best One-Man Show at Ostrava Summer Shakespeare Festival, 2016**

"The production of Henry V is memorable. … primarily because of the phenomenal performance of Brown."—Shakespeare Daily, Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Poland

"Emerging star… He can sing, dance, and act most people into a corner." – The Sydney Morning Herald

2024.6.5    8.30pm

2024.6.6    8.30pm

2024.6.7    8pm*

2024.6.8    3pm, 8.30pm

The Room, Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District


*With post-performance meet-the-artist session.

Host: Molly Grogan (Theatre Critic and Creative Producer)


  • Performed in English with Chinese surtitles.
  • Suitable for ages 12 and above. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.
  • You are recommended to arrive 30 minutes before the event starts. Latecomers will not be admitted after the performance begins.
  • The running time of the performance is approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
  • Free Seating.
  • The organiser reserves the right to make changes to the programme without prior notice.


Script / Director: Philip Parr

Script / Actor: Brett Brown

Produced by                                


Presented by                                                          Supported by


Project Grant                                                         Strategic and Venue Partner                                                     


Media Partner

Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio is financially supported by the HKADC's "Eminent Arts Group Scheme".

The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


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【Early bird Discount】

Tickets available on ticketing system art-mate from 2 April (Tuesday) to 21 April 2024 (Sunday) at 10:00am.


One programme: 10% off

Two or above programme: 15% off
Three or above programme: 20% off

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