The blog

Henry V First Night 23
Jun

By Open Air Theatre

Michelle

Michelle Terry as King Henry

Guests, press and members of our 2016 Open Air Theatre family – including casts of Running Wild and Jesus Christ Superstar – gathered for a glorious opening night of Henry V.

Take a look at our First Night Gallery.

The first reviews are in:

★★★★ “Robert Hastie’s revelatory revival…cuts to the heart of its concerns. A vital wakeup jolt to us all” (Daily Telegraph)

★★★★ “Michelle Terry is riveting. This is an excitingly staged production in which armies clash by smoke-filled night and drums resoundingly echo” (Guardian)

★★★★ “It’s immersive qualities place us in the thick of the action: soldiers spill out into the aisles, drummers pound a blood-pumping rhythm behind us, and…the “blast of war” does indeed blow in our ears”  (The Arts Desk)

★★★★ “(Michelle Terry’s) a superb orator, her delivery fresh and intelligent, sometimes disarmingly gentle, sometimes completely commanding. She has such a way with verse, the words sphere in her mouth and she packs nuance and emotion into every line. A triumph for Terry. She is one of the most capable Shakespearean actors around.” (The Stage)

★★★★ “Michelle Terry brings a touch of danger to Shakespeare’s warrior king” (Time Out)

More reviews | Photos | Video | Book Tickets

Previous entries

2019 Season On Sale

18th Dec 2018

We are delighted to announce details of our 2019 season.

Little Shop Award Nominations

5th Dec 2018

WhatsOnStage Award nominations.

David Conville: A Tribute

26th Nov 2018

We will be forever grateful for David Conville’s outstanding contribution to our theatre, shrewd counsel and wonderful sense of humour.

Jesus Christ Superstar Transfers To The Barbican

7th Nov 2018

Our multi award-winning production returns.

The Royal Park's 2018 Hedgehog Survey Findings Are In

5th Oct 2018

Find out more about Regent’s Park’s vulnerable hedgehog population.

View all entries

No Comments

Add a comment

Add a comment

Please note that all comments are moderated. Your email address will not be displayed and will never be shared with anyone.

(required)
(required)
(required)