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Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

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    • 4.7 • 69 Ratings

Play On Podcasts are epic audio adventures reimagining timeless tales, featuring original music composition and the voices of extraordinarily gifted artists. This is where Theatre meets Podcast, combining the modern-day audio phenomenon with the power of live performance.

    Henry V - Customs Curtsy To Kings

    Henry V - Customs Curtsy To Kings

    Henry must conquer Katharine’s heart before he can finally conquer France, and Pistol must eat his words (with a side of leeks) before he can finally show his face to Fluellen. 

    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
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    • 33 min
    Bonus - Bobby Moreno

    Bonus - Bobby Moreno

    Actor Bobby Moreno connects the dots between betting on horses in kindergarten, drunken rampages in the streets of New York, licking chocolate off Steven Boyer’s nipples in front of an audience at brunch, rapping under a pseudonym and playing Henry the Fifth in a new play by William Shakespeare (among other things).
    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 9 min
    Henry V - Not A Boy Left Alive

    Henry V - Not A Boy Left Alive

    Chaos reigns on the battlefield of Agincourt, where Pistol encounters a French soldier and spares his life in exchange for his money, thanks to the assistance of the bilingual Boy who has trailed him from England. Fortune eventually turns against France, and Dauphin, Orleans, Bourbon and Constable mourn their fate. Henry learns of the death of the Duke of York, who led the vanguard against the French army, as Fluellen and Gower lament the slaughter of the children who were left to guard their luggage, including the Boy who had accompanied Pistol. Henry is enraged by their senseless deaths, vowing to finish the fight without mercy. Finally, Montjoy arrives to give word of France’s surrender. As he celebrates with Fluellen, Henry spots Williams, the soldier he’d quarreled with while visiting his troops incognito the night before. Henry summons Williams and reveals himself as the adversary he vowed to fight. Williams is contrite, but Henry rewards his pluck and valor with a glove full of coins. At last, the tally of the dead is brought to the King, and together he and his nobles marvel at their lopsided victory.
    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 29 min
    Bonus - Lezlie Cross Interview

    Bonus - Lezlie Cross Interview

    Lezlie Cross takes us on a tour of the good, the bad, and the ugly things going on in England at the time when Shakespeare wrote HENRY V. Spoiler alert: Playwrights usually outlast actors. Especially ones who insist on ruining good endings with bad jigs!
    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 10 min
    Henry V - Stumble So Near The Edge Of The World

    Henry V - Stumble So Near The Edge Of The World

    Late at night, Henry meanders among his troops incognito, gauging their loyalty and morale while absolving himself of any guilt over their fate. Along the way, he gets into a squabble with Williams and vows to meet with him to settle matters once and for all when the battle is over. As dawn approaches, the French nobles (Dauphin, Constable and Orleans) get in their saddles, swaggering with confidence. Henry, meanwhile, rallies his troops with one of the most famous speeches ever written.

    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 31 min
    Henry V - Harry LeRoy

    Henry V - Harry LeRoy

    Outside the French village of Corbie, Gower and Fluellen meet a fiery Pistol, who asks Fluellen to beg leniency from Exeter on behalf of Bardolph, who has been sentenced to death for stealing from a church. Fluellen refuses and Pistol storms off, enraged. King Henry arrives to learn that the English have kept control of a strategically valuable bridge. He also learns of the death of his old friend Bardolph, and promises that all such offenders will get the same punishment. Soon after, a French Ambassador, Montjoy, arrives to deliver a warning to King Henry from the King of France: Turn back now or die. Henry responds that he will march on, and if they try to stop him, he’ll soak the ground with French blood. Later that night, in the French camp outside Agincourt, Constable, Bourbon and Orleans tease the Dauphin about his love for his horse, and joke about him after he leaves. A messenger arrives to tell them the English are lurking very near their tents, but they shrug off the threat, confident of their strength and numbers. Only Bourbon expresses any sense of foreboding. The Chorus describes Henry visiting his soldiers at their tents and lookouts, boosting their morale. Later, as he sits with his thoughts, feeling optimistic about what lies ahead, Henry is surprised by the sudden appearance of Pistol.

    The Play On Podcast series, “HENRY V”, was translated into modern English verse by LLOYD SUH, and directed by KRISTA WILLIAMS. 
    The Cast is as follows:
    STEVEN BOYER as PISTOL
    ANDY LUCIEN as BARDOLPH (and others)
    COLLEEN WERTHMAN as EXETER (and others)
    JEFF BIEHL as CONSTABLE
    BRITTANY KATHRYN ALLEN as GOWER (and others)
    SOCORRO SANTIAGO as HOSTESS (and others)
    PACO TOLSON as DAUPHIN (and others)
    LLOYD SUH as CHORUS and WILLIAMS
    BOBBY MORENO as KING HENRY THE FIFTH
    BRAD BELLAMY as FLUELLEN
    NIKKI MASSOUD as KATHERINE, BOY (and others)
    JORDAN BARBOUR as KING OF FRANCE (and others)
    Casting by THE TELSEY OFFICE: KARYN CASL, CSA, and ADA KARAMANYAN.
    Voice and Text Coach: JULIE FOH
    Episode scripts were adapted and produced by CATHERINE EATON. 
    Original Music Composition, Sound Design and Mix by SHANE RETTIG. Sound engineering by SADAHARU YAGI. Mix Engineer and Dialogue Editor: LARRY WALSH and ROBERT McNABB. Podcast Mastering by GREG CORTEZ at New Monkey Studio. Coordinating Producer: TRANSCEND STREAMING (KYRA BOWIE and LEANNA KEYES). Script Supervisor: JORDAN MOORE. Managing Producer: ROBERT CAPPADONA. Executive Producer: MICHAEL GOODFRIEND.
    The Senior Manager of Business Operations and Partnerships at Next Chapter Podcasts is SALLYCADE HOLMES.
    The Play On Podcast Series “HENRY V” is produced by NEXT CHAPTER PODCASTS and is made possible by the generous support of THE HITZ FOUNDATION. Visit N C PODCASTS DOT COM for more about the Play On Podcast Series. Visit PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE DOT ORG for more about Play On Shakespeare.
    Hear more about the Play On Shakespeare Podcast series by listening to bonus content at N C PODCASTS DOT COM, where you’ll find interviews with the artists, producers and engineers who brought it all to life. And remember: “St. Crispian’s Day”
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

Daschly ,

Excellent storytelling and adaptation

I’ve performed in this play several times so my ears sometimes fought with the adaptation when bits of dialogue were different. However, I appreciated how thoughtfully the adaptation was crafted. The storytelling is crisp and the production values excellently executed. I listened to the entire play while gardening and sometimes closed my eyes to let my imagination align with their design. I thoroughly enjoyed the performances and direction. Well done.

ByeByeBinary ,

Absolutely Epic

This series is SO WELL EXECUTED. The storytelling is crystal clear; the sound design is intricate but never distracting; and these bagpipes! I mean come on!!! I have been eagerly awaiting each new episode. This is such an exciting and innovative way to share Shakespeare. THANK YOU!

Moduff ,

Not what I expected

I was disappointed that amazing Shakespearian English was simplified, and that the actors had American accents. Not what I expected and not in a good way. Shakespeare shouldn’t be dumbed down for Americans. I was looking forward to episode after episode on a long, interstate drive, but probably won’t go on to Episode 2.

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