Antic Disposition's Henry V
Temple Church, 2015
Production photos by Scott Rylander
Antic Disposition's Henry V featured on BBC South Today on 20 April 2016, live from Christchurch Priory, Dorset, featuring scenes from the production filmed in Winchester Cathedral.
Additional words by AE Housman
UK Cathedral Tour
2 – 22 February 2017
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.”
"If there is one Shakespeare play to see this year, it has to be Antic Disposition's Henry V."
"A mesmerising new production of a classic text. Innovative, accessible and engaging."
"This full-bodied, full blooded First World War Henry has a new depth in the hands of this talented young cast and production company."
"A beautifully crafted production. Powerful, shocking and deeply moving."
"A wonderfully imaginative and evocative staging of one of Shakespeare's great histories."
"One of the most impressive revivals of a Shakespeare play that I have seen in recent years."
"A moving and thoughtful production executed by a skilful team of actors and creatives – catch it while you can."
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