Presented by Brett Brown & Parrabbola in association with Holden Street Theatres


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!”

About the show

A man in a small room with a paper crown and paper soldiers…

Is it King Henry V the night before the battle of Agincourt?

Is it a madman who thinks he is King Henry V?

Is it all just a fiction of the actor’s imagination?

From a roguish adolescence, to a stately coronation, to a triumph at the battle of Agincourt, and into the realms of courtly love… Join award winning Australian actor Brett Brown on the journey of King Henry V in a bold one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play.

Award winning Australian actor, Brett Brown, plays Shakespeare's hero King in a bold one-man adaption of the classic play. Directed by Philip Parr.

“Phenomenal performance” - Shakespeare Daily, Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Poland

WINNER Best International Solo Shakespeare Performance 2016 - Ostrava Shakespeare Festival, Czech Republic.

“Emerging star… He can sing, dance, and act most people into a corner” – The Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Reviews

★★★★★ "He (Brett Brown) is an incredibly accomplished young actor. How is it he isn’t already a star? He nails Shakespeare. He has the lot, the poise and pose, the emotions, the courage and cowardice, doubt and certainty."A little tea, a little chat

★★★★ "Brown delivers a brilliant performance" Adelaide Theatre Guide

★★★★"...a powerful show"The Advertiser

★★★★"This is a tour de force"InDaily

★★★★"something different and new, but true to its roots – well worth a spot in your fringe calendar..." The Clothesline

Hidden Gem: Brett Brown’s Postcards will resonate with audiences far and wide- Aussie Theatre press interview



Brett Brown


Philip Parr

Cast & Company


Artists Biographies

BRETT BROWN is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London. An award winning actor and singer, he has performed with Opera Australia, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, the BBC, and in plays and musicals on London's West End, and in theatre festivals throughout Europe. His one-man performance of Shakespeare's HENRY V played to critical acclaim at the major European Shakespeare Festivals. He was awarded 'Best Solo International Shakespeare Performance 2016' at the Ostrava Shakespeare Festival, Czech Republic. Film includes the Academy Award winning THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING.

PHILIP PARR is a director of theatre, opera and festivals. His productions have been seen around the world. Currently Director of the York International Shakespeare Festival, and a council member of the European Shakespeare Festivals network, he is Artistic Director of Parrabbola, who make work within a community setting; theatre of the people, by the people, for the people.

Henry V

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Origin: UK

Season: 2017


18th - 19th @ 8:00 pm

21st - 26th @ 8:00pm

28th @ 8:00pm


1st - 5th @ 8:00 pm


Adult: $26.00, Concession: $17.00

Companion Card holders welcome.

Venue: The Arch, Holden Street Theatres

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