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Henry V

Director: Stephen Challens

24-29th June 2019

Balsamine Theatre, near Place Dailly, Brussels

Box office open later in Spring

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Shakespeare's definitive 'hero' play; but of course it is never that simple - not with the Bard!

War brings out the best - and the worst! - in people, and in Henry we see both and more: the delicate question of 'just cause', of  courage against the odds, of treason, of opportunism and cowardice, of honour and dishonour.

And finally what must follow: how to build peace and trust again between the warring parties after the battlefields fall silent...

In a fast-moving rollercoaster Shakespeare takes us through all of these, as he depicts one of the most memorable episodes in the often-troubled history of England and its nearest continental neighbour and rival.