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Harry The King (2014)

Harry the King : The Famous Victories of Henry V

“A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!” Henry V, Act1, Prologue by William Shakespeare

The adventurous tale of a rebellious prince who grows up to become one of England’s most revered kings. Adapted from William Shakespeare’s historical plays Henry IV pt. 1, pt. 2 and Henry V, this story follows Prince Henry, who seems to be doing everything a young prince shouldn’t. But when he’s called upon to become king and ‘pay the debt he never promised,’ he rises to the occasion, uniting a country and inspiring a nation.

This is a play about leadership and honour; about fathers and sons; about love and laughter; and about fighting for what you believe in, despite impossible odds.

Harry_StageLRPhotography by Valerie Baron

The Creative Team

Paul Hopkins, Director
Marija Djordjevic, Set, Props & Costume Designer
David Oppenheim, Composer, Sound Designer & Musical Director
Corey MacVicar, Lighting Designer
Jean-François Gagnon, Fight Director

Andrew Chown, Soldier (Hotspur, Clarence, Chorus)
Jean-François Gagnon, Real Lord Chief Justice
Rebecca Gibian, Poins (Prince John, Katherine, Chorus)
Alex Goldrich, Bardolph (Northumberland, Michael Williams, King of France, Chorus)
Matthew Kabwe, Merchant (Henry IV, Constable of France, John Bates, Chorus)
Jon Lachlan Stewart, Monk (Lord Chief Justice, Salisbury, Dauphin,  Chorus)
Joel Miller, Falstaff (Chorus)
Katherine Turnbull, Mistress Quickly (Worcester, Alice, Messenger, Chorus)
Aris Tyros, Harry

The Story

The play within the play: Having deposed King Richard II, Henry IV is consumed by issues of state and rebellions. Meanwhile, his son Harry is keeping company with thieves and ne’er-do-wells. (Richard II) But when his father challenges Harry’s allegiances, Harry quickly begins to prove his father wrong. He defeats Hotspur at the battle of Shrewbury (Henry IV pt.1), gets his fathers blessing (Henry IV pt.2), wins the hearts of his court (Henry IV pt. 2), and declares war on France (Henry V). But his rise to the top is not without a cost: the banishment of his great Falstaff and his own isolation (Henry IV pt. 2). His deeds come to haunt him when he realizes that there are some battles that can’t be won alone (Henry V). On the eve of the battle of Agincourt, when confronted by a massive French army, Harry begins to have his doubts. While incognito, he encounters a soldier, not unlike his old friend Falstaff, and he realizes that he is alone and his cause, indeed England’s cause, is hopeless without his friends. Recognizing this, Harry rallies his army to join him as ‘band of brothers’ and conquers France. With his final confrontation, Harry woes the King of France’s daughter, Katherine of Valois and peace is made between England and France… at least for now.

Production Staff

Diana Daly, Production Manager
Meredith Daley, Tour Manager
Martine Beland, Stage Manager
Corey MacVicar, Technical Director
Kate Hennigar, Assistant Technical Director
Karen Oberer, Dramaturge
Paul Yachnin, Dramaturge
Lucia Corak, Assistant Stage Manager
Elyse Quesnel, Apprentice Stage Manager
Bruce Lambie, Head of Lighting
Philippe Jeansonne, Head of Sound
Carlan Lonsdale, Site Technician
Jez Yung, Head of Wardrobe
Coral Coughlan, Head Props
Joanne Kelemen, Seamstress

Parks Visited

Friday, July 4 Grove Hall Huntingdon 7:00pm
Saturday, July 5 Grove Hall Huntingdon 7:00pm
Monday, July 7 Westmount Park Westmount 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 8 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm
Wednesday,  July 9 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm
Thursday, July 10 Mount Royal Cemetery Outremont 7:30pm
Friday, July 11 Jarry Park Parc Extension 7:00pm
Saturday, July 12 Mont Bellevue Morin-Heights 7:00pm
Sunday, July 13 William Cosgrove Centennial Park Dollard-des-Ormeaux 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 15 East Community Centre Pierrefonds 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 16 Philippe-Laheurte Park Saint-Laurent 7:00pm
Thursday, July 17 West Vancouver Park Île-des-soeurs 7:30pm
Friday, July 18 Jeanne-Mance Park Plateau Mont-Royal 7:00 pm
Saturday, July 19 Douglass Beach Knowlton 7:00pm
Sunday, July 20 Recreation Centre Hemmingford 7:00 pm
Tuesday, July 22 Three Bares Park McGill Campus 7:00pm
Wednesday, July23 Park Ecclestone Kirkland 7:00pm
Thursday, July 24 Pine Beach Park Dorval 7:00pm
Friday, July 25 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm
Saturday, July 26 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm
Sunday, July 27 Park Centennial Beaconsfield 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 29 NDG Park NDG 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 30 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park Côte Saint-Luc 7:00pm
Thursday, July 31 Parc de la Francophonie Quebec City CANCELLED
Friday, August 1 Parc de la Francophonie Quebec City 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 2 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm
Sunday, August 3 Westmount Park Westmount 7:00pm

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