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Henry V

2018

Henry V

Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

‘I’m so pleased to be working with stf on this production, digging in to this rich and exciting play. I’m particularly interested in how Shakespeare includes the whole of society on the Agincourt battlefield – kings, captains, soldiers and civilians – all given equal voice about these important issues. The questions Shakespeare raises about leadership and national identity are at the forefront of all our minds; it feels a good moment to interrogate those ideas.’  Elizabeth Freestone stf‘s Fourth Guest Director.

2018 TOURING DATES

Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival, Germany
12 June – 14 June

Bath Ustinov Studio
21 June – 21 July
Box Office: 01225 448844 www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Tobacco Factory Theatres
12 September – 6 October

Box Office: 0117 902 0344   www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com                            

Stephen Joseph Theatre
9 October – 13 October
Box Office: 01723 370541 www.sjt.uk.com

The Dukes
16 October – 20 October
Box Office: 01524 598500 www.dukes-lancaster.org

Malvern Theatres
22 October – 27 October
Box Office: 01684 892277 www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds
30 October – 3 November
Box Office: 01284 769505 www.theatreroyal.org

Exeter Northcott Theatre
6 November – 10 November

Box Office: 01392 726363   www.exeternorthcott.co.uk                         

CAST
Rosie Armstrong Bardolph/Williams/ Macmorris
Alice Barclay
Exeter 
Melody Brown
Mistress Quickly/ Gower 
Alan Coveney Charles/Canterbury/Westmorland
Chris Donnelly Pistol 
Luke Grant York /Bourbon
Heledd Gwynn Katharine
Ben Hall Henry V
Joanne Howarth
Chorus/Burgundy
Corey Montague-Sholay Boy /Ely 
David Osmond Fluellen/Cambridge and as cast
Zachary Powell Nym/ Orleans/ Jamy
Amy Rockson Montjoy


PRODUCTION

Elizabeth Freestone Director
Lily Arnold Designer
Matthew Graham Lighting Designer
Giles Thomas Composer and Sound Designer
Lucy Cullingford Movement Director
John Sandeman Fight Director
Natasha Hyman Assistant Director
Dominic Power Script Consultant

Nic Prior Production Manager
Rosie Giarratana Company & Stage Manager
Cassie Harrison Deputy Stage Manager
Charlie Smalley Assistant Stage Manager
Francine Gyll Wardrobe Maintenance

Henry V Production Photos. Photo Credit: Craig Fuller

PRESS REVIEWS HENRY V 2018

★★★★ The GuardianA fine, deeply thoughtful production, which raises the question of what war does to its victors as much as to its victims. Strong performances across the impressive ensemble cast’ Natalie Haynes

★★★★ The Times ‘Presented by the Bristol-based company Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory with a drum-tight ensemble, it’s a deft and timely portrayal of a divided nation forced to rally behind an uncertain leader… moment after moment pierces and startles’ Sam Marlowe

★★★★ The Sunday Times The most intelligent, compelling and pertinent Shakespeare production I have seen for some time. A real accomplishment’ Patricia Nicol

★★★★ Stage ReviewA bold and exhilarating production’ Anne Cox

★★★★ Bristol Post ‘Crisply acted with rewarding innovations … a cast without fault’

Bath Chronicle
‘Ben Hall as Henry leads a strong ensemble whose delivery is uniformly excellent  … engaging, fine acting and staging, a refreshingly new approach’

Swindon Advertiser ‘Breath-Taking. An engaging, thrilling and deeply moving piece of theatre’ Sarah Singleton

Fine Times Recorder ‘A triumph… A thrilling, thought provoking version of Henry V’ Gay Pirrie – Weir

★★★What’sOnStage ‘ The play’s the thing, as it’s always been for this terrific company’ Kris Hallett

★★★Stage ‘A realistic, at times brutally grim view of warfare, with Hall finding a voice of steel’ Jeremy Brien

★★★ Stage Talk MagazineA strong cast who are all at home in the language’ Graham Wyles

A Writer’s Life BlogTowering central performance in an impressive production. Ben Hall oustanding.. Also superb is Heledd Gwynn’s Katherine’ Crysse Morrison