“An Australian performance based on Shakespeare’s most English drama.”Read More
“George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down. Set during the Second World War this nostalgic, funny and moving story will appeal to all. It is a vivid portrait of village life with all seventeen colourful characters played by one man.”
The Jack Studio Theatre is a space for companies to explore. They also boast their own in-house team, and have received multiple Off West End Nominations, including productions of Merchant of Venice and Julius Caesar. Mark Carey has been touring with Into The Breach since 2013; it is an exciting addition to the theatre's repertoire.
Part two of a "fast-paced new distillation" of Shakespeare's Henriad. Can victory abroad resolve crisis at home? Henry IV and his charismatic son, Henry V, are the major players in this second of two new distillations of Shakespeare’s great dramas of kingship.Read More
“James Shapiro’s A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599 traces how the events of 1599 sparked Shakespeare’s incredible outpouring of creativity. England attempted to crush a rebellion rapidly turning into a quagmire, weathered threats from a super power and waited to see who would succeed its unpopular ruler. (Sound familiar?) And Shakespeare’s completed the unfinished Henry V, wrote Julius Caesar, As You Like It and drew up the first draft of Hamlet. Irondale’s 1599 will feature intimate, streamlined productions of these four plays, all performed in one evening of epic theatre.” –from company websiteRead More
A radical reworking of Shakespeare's Henry V, 1, 2 and 3, Henry VI, and Richard III, combining bold cuts - 1 Henry VI is reduced to two brief sequences totalling just under 200 words - with van Hove's characteristic attention to the nuances of the Shakespearean text. Other prominent features are: the use of live video footage, a flock of sheep when Henry VI fantasies about being a 'homely swain', and the layering of the performance space - a brightly lit white corridor wraps around the main stage and a huge screen and a ceiling-high wall mirror bring additional depth to the main staging area.Read More
“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 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.”Read More
“A salt and pepper pot for the king and queen. A vase for the prince. A matchbox for the servant. A toilet roll tube for the Innkeeper. A water bottle for the messenger.
In Complete Works six performers create condensed versions of each and every Shakespeare play, comically and intimately retelling them, using a collection of everyday objects as stand-ins for the characters on the one-metre stage of an ordinary table top."
“Henry V is both a patriotic play and an anti-war play, the culmination of the coming-of-age story begun in Henry IV and a complex examination of leadership, warfare, and political morality. It has romance and comedy, some of Shakespeare's greatest speeches, and a devastating battle sequence that is unlike anything else that Shakespeare wrote. Don't miss the continuation of this epic story at the Hangar Theatre in February!” –from the company websiteRead More