Winning Review readers know that Middle Temple Hall is one of my favourite venues. What better place to see Henry V? Well actually the show is going on tour to some of the most beautiful cathedrals in the UK after Middle Temple Hall (Winchester, Salisbury), so you might actually find one.
From Antic Disposition: “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 both the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition’s critically acclaimed production of Henry V returns for a season of special performances in nine stunning locations around the country.
Following a run in the spectacular Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall in central London, the production will visit some of the UK’s finest cathedrals and churches, concluding in Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare himself was baptised and is buried.
Performed by a talented cast of British and French actors, Antic Disposition’s uplifting production celebrates the rich historical relationship between our two nations – from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.”