Cathedral setting for re-imagined production of Henry V

Antic Disposition's production of Shakespeare's Henry V returns to embark on a tour of eight of the UK's most historic and beautiful cathedrals including Ripon on Thursday February 9.

Thursday, 22nd December 2016, 8:59 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 2:01 pm

Marking the ongoing centenary of the First World War, Antic Disposition’s reimagining 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 effortlessly 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.

Directors Ben Horslen and John Risebero said: “Henry V is a project close to our hearts. We’re delighted to be sharing the production, and the

company’s work, with new audiences in the north.