Theatre Review: Henry V @ Southwalk Cathedral
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Two years ago, to mark the 600th anniversary of the historical battle of Agincourt, theatre company Antic Disposition set out to produce Shakespeare’s Henry V. Ambitiously, the company was hoping to set the play in some of England’s most beautiful cathedrals. And boy, what a good thing the cathedrals agreed…
Images courtesy of Scott RylanderHenry V’s captivating production will almost make you forget the beauty of your surroundings, as it takes you in and out of time using a well-thought-out bracketed scenario. France, 1915. A British soldier helps a French soldier reach the hospital. To show his appreciation, the British soldiers gifts him his most prized possession: a copy of Shakespeare’s play Henry V, which, ironically, tells the story of how the British, against all odds, defeated the French in the battle of Agincourt, in 1415. Nurses and soldiers decide to set up their own production of the play whilst they recover from their wounds.
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