Full cast announced for Donmar Warehouse's Henry V starring Kit Harington



The Donmar Warehouse today announced the full cast and CATALYST trainees for Donmar Associate Director Max Webster’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.

Joining the previously announced Kit Harington (Henry V) are Jude Akuwudike (King of France/ Archbishop of Canterbury/Sir Thomas Erpingham), Seumas Begg (Jamy/Grey/Gloucester), Claire-Louise Cordwell (Bardolph/Bates), Kate Duchêne (Exeter/Constable of France), Olivier Huband (The Dauphin/Ely), Melissa Johns (Mistress Quickly/Williams/Macmorris), David Judge (Nym/Mountjoy), Danny Kirrane (Pistol/Westmoreland), Anoushka Lucas (Katherine/Gower), Adam Maxey (Orléans/Bedford), Steven Meo (Llewellyn/Falstaff), Marienella Phillips (Alice/Cambridge/Salisbury), Joanna Songi (Scroop/Rambures/Harfleur/Governor/York/Burgundy) and Millicent Wong (Chorus/Boy) with Gethin Alderman, Diany Bandza and Thomas Dennis. The production opens on 22 February, with previews from 12 February, and runs until 9 April.

Additionally, the Donmar have announced their CATALYST trainees for the production. CATALYST is the Donmar Warehouse’s pioneering career development programme aimed at developing talent which is underrepresented both at the Donmar and in the wider industry. The CATALYST trainees for Henry V are Liam Francis as Assistant Movement Director, Roisin Jenner as Assistant Designer, Jamie Lu as Assistant Sound Designer and Abi Turner as Assistant Lighting Designer.

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Donmar Warehouse presents

HENRY V

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Max Webster; 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; Music Andrew T Mackay; Costume Supervisor Lisa Aitken; Fight Director Kate Waters; Dialect Coach Fabien Enjalric; Military Consultant Tom Leigh; Resident Assistant Director Dadiow Lin

12 February – 9 April 2022


“No King of England if not King of France!”

Shakespeare’s ever popular play is a thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.

Kit Harington leads the cast in an exciting modern production directed by Donmar Associate Director Max Webster, exploring what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

Jude Akuwudike plays King of France/Archbishop of Canterbury/Sir Thomas Erpingham. His theatre credits include Three Sisters, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (National Theatre), The Convert (Young Vic), The Faith Machine (Royal Court Theatre), Great Expectations (English Touring Theatre) and Othello (Glasgow Citizens Theatre). His television credits include Gangs of London, Fortitude, In the Long Run and Chewing Gum.

Seumas Begg plays Jamy/Grey/Gloucester. His recent credits include Fantasio (Garsington Opera), The New Prince (Dutch National Opera), Fiddler on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), Navigate the Blood (NOISE) and Falstaff (Opera Bohemia).

Claire-Louise Cordwell plays Bardolph/Bates. Her theatre credits include Paradise, Treasure Island (National Theatre), A Kind of People (Royal Court Theatre), A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Imogen (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Saints (Nuffield Theatre), Carthage (Finborough Theatre), Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Beautiful Thing (Royal Exchange Theatre), Oleanna (York Theatre Royal), Orphans (Paines Plough), and Othello (Frantic Assembly). Her television credits include Line of Duty, Bodyguard, Beowulf, The Honourable Woman; and recent film credits include Phea and Snow in Paradise.

Kate Duchêne plays Exeter/Constable of France. Her theatre credits include Suzy Storck (Gate Theatre), Hedda Gabler, Everyman, Hansel and Gretel, A Woman Killed with Kindness, Beauty and the Beast, Attempts on Her Life, Women of Troy, Iphigenia at Aulis (National Theatre/Dublin Abbey Theatre), Waves (National Theatre/UK tour), The Forbidden Zone (Barbican/Amsterdam), Ten Billion (Royal Court Theatre/Avignon Festival), The Trail of Ubu (Hampstead Theatre), Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (City of London Sinfonia), The Sugar Syndrome (Royal Court Theatre), and The Herbal Bed, The Cherry Orchard, The Country Wife and Richard III (RSC). Her television credits include Cursed, Doctor Who, Foyle’s War, Afterlife, Family Life, and Kiss Me Kate; and for film, Roxane, All Good Children and An Education.

Kit Harington plays Henry V. His theatre credits include True West (Vaudeville Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre), Posh (Royal Court Theatre) and War Horse (NT/West End). His television credits include Game of Thrones, Criminal, Gunpowder, 7 Days in Hell and Modern Love; and for film, Eternals, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, Brimstone, Spooks: The Greater Good and Testament of Youth.

Olivier Huband plays The Dauphin/Ely. His theatre credits include Barefoot in the Park (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), Such Filthy F*cks (Pleasance Theatre) and An Enemy of the People (Playground Theatre). His television credits include I Hate Suzie, Becoming Elizabeth and Informer; and for film, Mission Impossible: Fallout.

Melissa Johns plays Mistress Quickly/Williams/Macmorris. Her theatre credits include The Prize (Live Theatre), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sheffield Crucible), and Macbeth and Othello (Lyric Hammersmith). For television, her credits include Life, The Split, I Hate Suzie, Flack and In the Long Run.

David Judge plays Nym/Mountjoy. His theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Manchester HOME), Romeo and Juliet, My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre), Sparkplug (UK tour), The Things We Shouldn’t Otherwise Find (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Fatherland (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange Theatre), Messiah (Bristol Old Vic), The Kitchen Sink (Oldham Coliseum), Scuttlers, Christmas is Miles Away (Royal Exchange Theatre), Statements (Jermyn Street Theatre), Coming Home, Afterbirth (Arcola Theatre), The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court Theatre) and An Argument About Sex (Glasgow Tramway/Edinburgh Traverse). His television credits include Romeo and Juliet, Prey II, New Street Law; and for film An American Haunting.

Danny Kirrane plays Pistol/Westmoreland. His theatre credits include Jerusalem (Royal Court Theatre), The Hunt, Vassa (Almeida Theatre), Gentleman (Arcola Theatre), We’re Staying Right Here (Park Theatre), As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath), Three Sisters (Young Vic), Romeo and Juliet, Boys (Headlong Theatre) and The History Boys (National Theatre). For television his credits include Serpent Queen, Sandman, Safe Space, Don’t Forget the Driver, Wasted and Critical; and for film Peterloo, Game Over and The Hatching.

Anoushka Lucas plays Katherine/Gower. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and composer. Her theatre credits include After Life (National Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre), Faces in the Crowd (Bush Theatre) and Sparks (Edinburgh Festival/Vault Festival).

Adam Maxey plays Orléans/Bedford. He is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His credits include Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Clonter Opera Theatre) and La Cenerentola (British Youth Opera).

Steven Meo plays Llewellyn/Falstaff. His theatre credits include Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/UK tour), Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Boeing Boeing, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Under Milk Wood (Theatr Clwyd), Flesh and Blood (Hampstead Theatre/UK tour), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK tour) and Up ‘n’ Under (Bristol Old Vic). His television credits include Stath Lets Flats, Code 404, The Pembrokeshire Murders, Heartland, Torchwood; and for film, Love Without Walls, Viking Siege and Canaries.

Marienella Phillips plays Alice/Cambridge/Salisbury. Her opera credits include Dead Man Walking (Welsh National Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Longborough Festival Opera), Queen Margaret (Downpour Theatre Company), Le Nozze di Figaro (Hewletts Opera), Bradamante (Ensemble OrQuesta) and Alcina (Arcola Theatre).

Joanna Songi plays Scroop/Rambures/Harfleur/Governor/York/Burgundy. Her opera credits include The Turn of the Screw (Glyndebourne Festival/Glyndebourne on tour/Opera de Tenerife), Imago Glyndebourne, The Finnish Prisoner (Paddock Productions) and Hansel und Gretel (West Green Opera).

Millicent Wong plays Chorus/Boy. Her theatre credits include Athena (Yard Theatre), After Life (National Theatre), The Doctor (The Adelaide Festival), The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre), The King of Hell’s Palace (Hampstead Theatre) and Pah-La (The Royal Court). Her television credits include Silent Witness, Annika and Dracula.

Max Webster, Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse, directs. As a theatre director, his work includes Life of Pi (Sheffield Crucible/and currently Wyndham’s Theatre), The Lorax (Old Vic/Children’s Theatre, Minneapolis/Old Globe, San Diego), Fanny and Alexander and Cover My Tracks (Old Vic), As You Like It and Twelfth Night (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), The Sea of Fertility and Mary Stuart (Parco, Japan), The Jungle Book and King Lear (Royal & Derngate, Northampton/UK tour), The Winter’s Tale (Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Twits (Royal & Derngate, Northampton), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe/World tour), James and the Giant Peach, My Generation (WYP), Orlando, To Kill a Mockingbird and My Young and Foolish Heart (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Chalk Circle (Aarohan Theatre, Kathmandu) and Carnival Under the Rainbow and Feast Kakulu (Hilton Arts Festival, South Africa). Film Credits include The Lorax: In Camera (Old Vic) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical (Sky Arts/NBC). Opera credits include La Bohème (Goteborg Opera, Sweden), The Merry Widow (ENO) and Shostakovich’s Hamlet (City of London Sinfonia).

CATALYST TRAINEES

Liam Francis is Assistant Movement Director. He is a dancer and choreographer and has performed for Akram Khan, ZooNation and with Rambert for seven years.

Roisin Jenner is Assistant Designer. She graduated from LIPA’s Theatre and Performance Design course in 2021 and has previously worked as Dresser on The Life of Pi (Wyndham’s Theatre).

Jamie Lu is Assistant Sound Designer. Lu is a performance designer and sound artist and has previously work at Southwark Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre and Arcola Theatre

Abi Turner (they/them) is Assistant Lighting Designer. They graduated from Rose Bruford’s Lighting Design course in 2020. They have previously worked on productions at Camden People’s Theatre and Theatre503.

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