Henry V

William Shakespeare

Additional words by AE Housman

Bath Abbey
9 – 14 May 2022

Temple Church, London
27 May – 4 June 2022

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.

Antic Disposition's critically acclaimed First World War adaptation of Henry V returns for a limited season of performances in the awe-inspiring settings of Bath Abbey and London's Temple Church.

Performed by a talented international cast of British and French actors, Henry V celebrates the rich and 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 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 – and a timely call for peace in Europe.

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Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 9am
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Production photography of 2015/16 casts by Scott Rylander
★★★★★
“A truly amazing production which left me spellbound and speechless.”
LondonTheatre1

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

★★★★★
“A mesmerising new production of a classic text. Innovative, accessible and engaging.”
GT Magazine

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

★★★★★
“This full-bodied, full blooded First World War Henry has a new depth in the hands of this talented young cast and production company.”
Londonist
★★★★★
“One of the most invigorating revivals of Shakespeare I have seen for a long time.”
Epigram

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

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

★★★★
“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
Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey
Monday 9 – Saturday 14 May 2022 at 7.30pm

Box Office
Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 9am
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Saturday 19 February 2022 at 9am
Tickets on general sale
Temple Church, London

Temple Church, London
Friday 27 May – Saturday 4 June 2022 at 7.30pm

Tickets
£45
/ Under 26 £35
Restricted View £20

Temple Church
Temple, London, EC4Y 7BB

No performance Sunday 29 May

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Box Office
Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 9am
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Cast and Creatives
Bruce Allinson – Nym / Westmoreland / WilliamsFloriane Andersen – Princess KatherineMaurice Byrne – The King of FranceMatthew Curnier – Constable of France / Governor of HarfleurTaite-Elliot Drew – Fluellen / Bishop of ElyJames Girard – Bardolph / GowerThomas Grant – Dauphin / BoyJames Lavender – Pistol / Archbishop of CanterburyNicholas Osmond – Duke of Exeter / BatesHippolyte Poirier – Montjoie / Duke of BurgundyBarnaby Taylor – King Henry VLouise Templeton – Mistress Quickly / Alice
Directors
Ben Horslen
John Risebero
Designer
John Risebero
Composer
Christopher Peake
Musical Director
Ben Everett-Riley
Video: Antic Disposition's Henry V on BBC South Today, 20 April 2016
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