A free screening of Shakespeare’s play Henry V by The National Theatre, starring Kit Harrington will take place on Saturday 12th August at 7pm.

The Henry V National Theatre screening has been arranged by The Blake Theatre in association with Monmouth Town Council to commemorate Monmouth being the birthplace of Henry V in the 600th Anniversary of his death.

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power. Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

Captured live from The Donmar Warehouse in London and shown on The Blake Theatre cinema screen, this exciting modern production directed by Max Webster (Life of Pi) explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we deserve?

Tickets for this screening are free and are popular but should be booked in advance and can be obtained from theblaketheatre.org or The Blake Theatre Box office on 01600 719401.