Antic Disposition's Henry V

Temple Church, 2015

Production photos by Scott Rylander

HENRY V

William Shakespeare

Additional words by AE Housman

 

 

 

UK Cathedral Tour

18 – 29 April 2016

 

Middle Temple Hall, London

26 March – 6 April 2016

 

Temple Church, London

24 August – 5 September 2015

 

Périgord and Quercy, France

2 – 13 August 2015

 

 

England’s idealistic army marches to war, certain of a swift and glorious victory. France proudly rallies to defend her borders from invasion. But as nations clash, it is the common soldiers who pay the ultimate price in the bloody mud of the battlefield.

 

Marking the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition presents a new production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.

 

Performed by a combined cast of British and French actors, the uplifting production celebrates the rich and complex historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

 

 

★★★★★

"Antic Disposition have put together a truly amazing production of Henry V which left me spellbound and speechless ... Freddie Stewart is a wonder in the title role and delivers an outstanding performance as the young monarch.”

LondonTheatre1

★★★★★

"This full-bodied, full blooded First World War Henry has a new depth in the hands of this talented young cast and production company."

The Londonist

 

★★★★★

"Freddie Stewart's Henry V is exceptional. This ingenious production is not to be missed."

The Upcoming

★★★★

"A beautifully crafted production. Powerful, shocking and deeply moving."

Stage Review

 

★★★★

"A wonderfully imaginative and evocative staging of one of Shakespeare's great histories, in a sublime location."

Everything Theatre

 

★★★★

"Antic Disposition and directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero have managed to bring off one of the most impressive revivals of a Shakespeare play that I have seen in recent years."

British Theatre

★★★★

"Antic Disposition have created yet another production that makes Shakespeare remarkably engaging and exciting ... Poignant, perturbing and excellently acted."

Ginger Hibiscus

 

★★★★

"A moving and thoughtful production executed by a skilful team of actors and creatives – catch it while you can."

The Public Reviews

 

Directors

Ben Horslen

John Risebero

 

Designer

John Risebero

 

Composer /

Musical Director

Christopher Peake

 

Lighting Designer

Tom Boucher

 

 

2016 Cast

Floriane Andersen

Louis Bernard

Maurice Byrne

Marius Hesper

James Lavender

Andrew Lewis

Stephen Lloyd

James Murfitt

Dean Riley

Jake Samuels

Freddie Stewart

Louise Templeton

 

2015 Cast

Floriane Andersen

Maurice Byrne

Callum Coates

Marius Hesper

Andrew Hodges

Alex Hooper

Victor Klein

Mark Middleton

James Murfitt

Dean Riley

Freddie Stewart

Louise Templeton

Geoffrey Towers