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Henry V: Live Screening

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Henry V is recognised as one of the greatest works of art in cinema history: see it with a live soundtrack from the Philharmonia Orchestra.

It brings together William Shakespeare’s play, acting and direction by Laurence Olivier and music by William Walton.

Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and St George’! In 1944, as the armed forces prepared for an invasion of Normandy, the morale of British civilians and military personnel alike were badly in need of a boost.

Shakespeare’s Henry V, with its rousing speeches exhorting the troops ‘once more into the breach, dear friends, once more’, was perfect patriotic material.

And so the British government supported the making of this groundbreaking film, in glorious Technicolour.

William Walton’s score, stirring, sparkling and wistful by turns, played a huge part in the film’s success.

Hear it performed live by the Philharmonia in this one-off screening, a multisensory feast for film buffs in search of a tick on the bucket list, Shakespeare fans, British music aficionados and newcomers all.

Performers

Philharmonia Orchestra
Frank Strobel conductor
Crouch End Festival Chorus

Repertoire

Walton: Henry V - film screening

Dates & times

7 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 180 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£12 - £58
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£12, £19, £28, £36, £45, £58

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats or on the Philharmonia’s Christmas concerts on 12 and 15 December 2019.

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 – 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. Please note these savings exclude Christmas concerts (12 & 15 December 2019) and The English Patient (5 June 2020). Not available on Premium seats.