Henry V

William Shakespeare

Additional words by AE Housman

UK Cathedral Tour
8 October – 16 November 2018
2 – 22 February 2017
18 – 29 April 2016

Théâtre National de Nice, France
24 – 25 January 2018

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.

Performed by a talented international cast of British and French actors, Antic Disposition's Henry V celebrates the rich and often turbulent relationship between our two nations, from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.

Moving effortlessly between 1415 and 1915, the production combines Shakespeare’s epic history play with original songs inspired by the poetry of AE Housman, in a powerful tribute to the young soldiers caught up in conflicts five centuries apart.

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“A truly amazing production which left me spellbound and speechless.”
LondonTheatre1

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“If there is one Shakespeare play to see this year, it has to be Antic Disposition's Henry V.”
The Upcoming

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“A mesmerising new production of a classic text. Innovative, accessible and engaging.”
Gay Times

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“A surge of real emotion and power. Poignant and gorgeously staged, it’s a theatrical coup.”
James Waygood

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“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
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“One of the most invigorating revivals of Shakespeare I have seen for a long time.”
Epigram

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“A beautifully crafted production. Powerful, shocking and deeply moving.”
Stage Review

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“One of the most impressive revivals of a Shakespeare play in recent years.”
British Theatre

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“A wonderfully imaginative and evocative staging of one of Shakespeare's great histories.”
Everything Theatre

★★★★
“A moving and thoughtful production executed by a skilful team of actors and creatives – catch it while you can.”
The Public Reviews
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Cast & Creatives

Directors
Ben Horslen
John Risebero


Designer
John Risebero

Composer
Christopher Peake

Lighting Designer
Tom Boucher

Production Photos
Scott Rylander

2018 Cast
Maurice Byrne
Callum Coates
Tom Gabriel
Nathan Hamilton
Chris Hespel
Andrew Hodges
Scott Howland
Ollie Kaiper-Leach
Aude Le Pape
Christabel Muir
James Murfitt
Charles Neville
Dean Riley
Vinicius Timmerman


2017 Cast
Floriane Andersen
Louis Bernard
Rhys Bevan
Maurice Byrne
Callum Coates
Marius Hesper
Andrew Hodges
Stephen Lloyd
Charles Neville
Adam Philps
Dean Riley
Louise Templeton

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