Euro­pean view­point brought to clas­sic

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A THE­ATRE is ap­proach­ing the is­sues of un­rest and po­lit­i­cal un­cer­tainty in mod­ern day Bri­tain through a pow­er­ful new adap­ta­tion of Shake­speare’s Henry V.

The Barn The­atre in Cirences­ter will stage the play be­tween May 22 and June 22, with the ac­tion tak­ing place in mod­ern day Bri­tain with Henry at odds with the French (Eu­ro­peans).

Iwan Lewis is the artis­tic direc­tor for the award win­ning the­atre and said: “This is a revo­lu­tion­ary production of Shake­speare’s finest His­tory play -Henry V- we’ve brought it up to date to ‘Brexit-bri­tain’ and I think we have some­thing re­ally spe­cial here, whether you are box set binger or a the­atre lover.”

Aaron Sid­well of TV’S Easten­ders Wicked, Amer­i­can Id­iot, Loserville and Ghost is in the ti­tle role and is sup­ported by Lau­ren Sa­muels who was in the West End production of the hit film - Bend It Like Beck­ham, Ro­man­tics Anony­mous as well as stints in mu­si­cal the­atre in We Will Rock You and Grease. “

This ac­tion packed production with a star cast has some­thing for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing the po­lit­i­cal side text.” Mr Lewis added.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to book a ticket please call The Barn The­atre on 01285 648255 or visit the web­site: barnthe­atre.org.uk

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