Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition to bring its production of Shakespearean classic Henry V to Ely and Peterborough
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After a highly acclaimed tour in 2016, Antic Disposition’s production of Shakespeare’s classic, Henry V, returns to Cambridgeshire – and will take place in two of the county’s most iconic buildings.
The production will make its way to Peterborough Cathedral on February 15 2017, before stopping off at Ely Cathedral for two nights – February 16 and 17.
Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition’s re-imagining is set in a French military hospital in 1915 – 500 years after the Battle of Agincourt – where two groups of wounded soldiers, one French and one British, decide to raise their spirits by staging a production of Henry V.
Moving between 1415 and 1915, Antic Disposition’s Henry V combines Shakespeare’s epic history play with original songs and live music inspired by the poetry of A E Housman, in a powerful tribute to the young soldiers caught up in conflicts five centuries apart.
Performed by an international cast of British and French actors, the production celebrates the rich and often turbulent relationship between our two nations, from the Hundred Years War to the Entente Cordiale.
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Directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero said: “Henry V is a project close to our hearts. In this First World War centenary year, we’re delighted to be sharing the production, and the company’s work, with new audiences in the north and east of England, and honoured to be performing in some of the most remarkable medieval buildings in the country.”
Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition, founded by director Ben Horslen and director/designer John Risebero, is best known for presenting innovative and visually striking productions of classic plays and stories in historic buildings.
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Recent London productions include A Christmas Carol in the Elizabethan setting of Middle Temple Hall, The Comedy of Errors in Gray’s Inn Hall and Romeo and Juliet in the Temple Church.
Tickets are available from www.anticdisposition.co.uk or on 0333 666 3366.